Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Foals, King Nun, Pumarosa, Feet and loads more.
Order a copy
November 2019
Review

Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out

Big choruses and irresistible charm.
Published: 3:23 pm, September 14, 2017
Big choruses and irresistible charm.

Label: Propeller Recordings
Released: 15th September 2017
Rating: ★★★★

'Try Not To Freak Out' isn’t just a cocky, tongue-in-cheek title to one of the best debut albums of the year, it’s a warm invitation and friendly reminder that Sløtface are here for you.

The group have always had more to them than big choruses and irresistible charm. Their two previous EPs ‘Empire Records’ and ‘Sponge State’ saw a band already testing limits, toying with contrast and dancing with expectations but on their debut full-length, everything comes together to push things forward.

From the breakup anthem of ‘Magazine’ which sees ‘em dumping bad body image with a blissful smile to ‘Nancy Drew’, out to stop the flood of beige blokes with acoustic guitars, Sløtface are a powerful force. Elsewhere ‘Sun Bleached’ and ‘Try’ show a caring vulnerability and confused search for direction while the sweeping ‘Slumber’ and rag tag burst of ‘Backyard Adventures’ long for simpler times.

Like the best movies, ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ pits you versus the world. Like the best bands, they soundtrack the struggle while having your back at every turn. Ali Shutler

Give all this a try

Pumarosa dive headfirst into an exciting new future
Feature

Pumarosa dive headfirst into an exciting new future

Their debut album ‘The Witch’ was a critical darling, but with its arrival came news that changed everything for Pumarosa. Now back with a second album which rips up expectation; they’re a band reborn.
False Advertising: "We were hungry to evolve and do more"
Feature

False Advertising: "We were hungry to evolve and do more"

With their new album out now, the Manchester trio are ready to make a noise.
Good vibrations: Bad Sounds are back with a brand new track
Feature

Good vibrations: Bad Sounds are back with a brand new track

With new track 'Sympathetic Vibrations' just out, we pinned down Callum to ask more.
Matt Maltese: "It was a mix of not giving a fuck, but also really giving a fuck"
Feature

Matt Maltese: "It was a mix of not giving a fuck, but also really giving a fuck"

Matt Maltese on album number two, and embracing the ballad.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing