Norwegian four piece Sløtface are just about to release their debut album Try Not To Freak Out on September 15th. Backyard is the final track to be lifted from the record and is streaming below.
Speaking on the lyrical meaning behind Backyard, singer Haley said:
The song is about celebrating the adventures you had as a kid that often came from a desperate need to not be bored anymore and to respect the effects of boredom. It’s about trying to capture a sense of that wonder and fun in a new way as you grow up.
Sløtface have made themselves a name across the blogosphere these past few months after they changed their name from Slutface to Sløtface because they were frequently flagged as spam on social media.
Their fresh pop punk, while not explicitly gendered, often dismantles patriarchal structures and is a whole lot of fun to listen to. Their sound is remeniscent of contemporary bands such as Best Coast or Bleached but also draws inspiration from Blondie among others.
Sløtface will tour Europe and the UK this fall. Dates can be found below.