Sløtface and The Buoys combine on new single ‘Fight Back Time’.
The Norwegian inspirations sketched out the song a few months back, before deciding extra energy was needed. Deciding to reach out, Sløtface gave The Buoys a Skype, and suddenly a Norwegian-Australian axis was born.
Working with producers Michael Champion and Paul Whalley, the musicians cited Maggie Rogers’ sublime ‘Surrender’ as a point of influence, alongside a mutual love of HAIM.
Out now, it’s a punchy dose of pop-saturated indie, with rousing lyrics and a palpable sizzle of emotion. Sløtface and The Buoys cause a ruckus, raising the energy levels in the process.
Sløtface vocalist Haley Shea says…
“‘Fight Back Time’ for me is about feeling way too caught up in everything you’re doing when you have too much going on, and desperately trying to grab some pieces of your life back so that you feel in control. It’s about staying up late when you should get a good night’s sleep just to feel like you have some free time and feeling like there must be a fix to how you’re feeling out there somewhere. I love how the chorus has stacks of vocals egging me on to indulge in my bad habits, it feels very much like the voices in my head.”
Discussing the collaboration, The Buoys vocalist and guitarist Zoe Catterall adds…
“Words started pouring out of me when I sat down to write my parts. I’m no stranger to being my own worst enemy when it comes to being really busy, making lists that I put to the wayside or ruining my small window of sleep by thinking about what I need to do the next day. When Haley and I sat down to review all the lyrics together, it was comforting to know that we were very much on the same page and that revenge bedtime procrastination is a real and all too common vice for busy people.”
Tune in now.
Catch Sløtface at the following shows:
21 Brighton The Hope & Ruin
22 London 100 Club
23 Bristol Rough Trade
24 Birmingham Rainbow Pub
25 Leeds The Lending Room
26 Glasgow SWG3 Poetry Club
Photo Credit: Jess Gleeson