In the week when Greta Thunberg has doubly underlined the importance of action to prevent climate change, Norwegian indie punks Sløtface have shared a song about their own pollution worries in new single 'Sink or Swim'. Frontperson Haley Shea explains:

"['Sink or Swim' is] about the desperation that comes when I think about climate change. It’s supposed to be an honest description of how I’m definitely not doing enough to stop it, and how it feels so massive and difficult, but at the same time it in part comes down to lots of small and every-day choices.”

It's surely a creeping worry in the backs of the minds of all conscientious people in the world, and Sløtface brilliantly capture the overwhelming feeling you get when you let those thoughts free to run rampant in your mind. Shea worries about plastic filling up oceans, it being "too warm for October", and her grandchildren dying - and her delivery comes with earnest discomfort, as if she's sick with the thoughts. The usually effervescent band hold back their boisterousness to add gravitas to these notions, but their sparking electricity is still sending mini musical shockwaves beneath, adding a pointedness to the fury and desperation. They maintain this crackling balance right up until the end when the floodgates truly open with the cathartic statement: "it's not politics, it's sink or swim."

Appropriately, a video for 'Sink or Swim' highlighting these issues has been put together, which you can watch below.

Sløtface will be going out on tour supporting PUP at these dates:

Nov 6th | Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Nov 7th | Luxor, Cologne, DE
Nov 9th | Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 10th | Knust, Hamburg, DE
Nov 11th | Bi Nuu, Berlin, DE
Nov 13th | Club Chelsea, Vienna, AT
Nov 14th | Backstage Halle, Munich, DE
Nov 15th | Ohibo, Milan, IT
Nov 17th | Trix, Antwerp, BE
Nov 18th | Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
Nov 21st | Electric Ballroom, London, UK - SOLD OUT
Nov 22nd | SWX, Bristol, UK
Nov 23rd | Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Nov 25th | Stylus, Leeds, UK
Nov 26th | The Garage, Glasgow, UK
Nov 28th | The Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Nov 29th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Nov 30th | The Loft, Southampton, UK

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