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September 2018
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

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