The Norwegian band formerly known as Slutface have announced that they have changed their name to Sløtface.
In a post on their Facebook page, the four-piece explained that “social media censorship” was behind their decision to make their band name seem less provocative.
“As some of you may have noticed we have chosen to change the u in our name to an ø,” the band wrote. “Due to social media censorship we have been shut out of certain oportunities (sic) as a band, so to sneak by these old fashioned views we are tricking the internet, shh.”
“We have in no way changed our political and feminist message, we just hope to reach more people with our lyrics and messsage (sic) by changing one silly letter of our name and thereby avoiding censorship,” the band continued. “Also we like the connection to our nordic roots and hope we can trick Mark Zuckerberg into promoting SLØTFACE music.”
Sløtface are now preparing to release their debut EP ‘Sponge State’ on May 27. Discussing the meaning behind the EP’s title track, singer Haley Shea explained: “‘Sponge State’ is our term for the feeling that something needs to change. The song is a reaction to the apathy and lack of action that is symptomatic of our generation.”
She continued: “It is about the fact that making the world a better place isn’t about sharing a post or tweeting. Social media is a powerful tool for social change, but real change comes about by doing things and being an active participant.” Listen to the track below.
Sløtface will play a London headline show next Friday (April 8) at Camden’s KOKO venue as Øya Festival teams up with Club NME.