Norwegian punk pop sensations Sløtface teams up with Australia’s very own The Buoysfor new energising indie anthem ‘Fight Back Time’. Out October 17th via Propeller Recordings / Virgin Music Australia, the single navigates all facets of time – of having not enough, running out or the overwhelming options of choices.


“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.” Haley Shea, Sløtface.


Inspired by Maggie Rogers’ Surrender record, and a common love of Haim, Sløtface laid the bones of ‘Fight Back Time’ with collaborators & producers Michael Champion (Wet Legs ‘Chaise Longue’, ‘Too Late Now’ And ‘Loving You’) and Paul Whalley (Tileyard Studios). Upon linking with Zoe Catterall of The Buoys digitally over a year later, Haley shared the initial workings of the song to her new collaborators. Resonating with the track immediately both sonically and lyrically, the collaboration was confirmed and the rest of the track came together seamlessly – many zoom writing sessions ensued – with The Buoys ending their day and Sløtface starting theirs.


“Zoe and I met up on zoom from our wildly different time zones and I instantly felt the connection. We had so much in common when it came to the theme of the song, and it felt extra fitting to be having that conversation early morning my time, and late evening Zoes time. We bonded over the struggle of making time for everything as a working musician and songwriter.” Haley Shea, Sløtface


“Time is a concept I write about a lot! Balancing your day job with a hectic touring schedule is no piece of cake and it was really cool to talk at length about this with Haley at the end of my working day in Australia when her day was just starting in Norway.  I feel like we’re all trying to fit in what we want to do around our responsibilities while also making time for family and friends. What’s left in the end is a dose of exhaustion and the feeling that sometimes time is getting away from you and that’s definitely what resonated with me the most.” Zoe Catterall, The Buoys


To celebrate the release, Sløtface will be arriving in Australia in early October for a number of writing camps, and most importantly to meet The Buoys for the first time in person.



About Sløtface

Sløtface, formerly known and still pronounced as Slutface, are a Norwegian indie-pop-rock outfit from Stavanger. Formed in 2012 by Haley Shea, many iterations of the band have existed and in 2022 it was officially announced that Haley would be continuing it as a solo project. After releasing the anticipated 8-track EP AWAKE/ASLEEP at the beginning of 2023, Haley cemented Sløtface continuation garnering praise and described by NME as exploring “sophisticated electro-pop to the anthemic, punk-leaning indie of  Sløtface’s yesteryear”. Sløtface has toured internationally extensively both as headlines and supporting acts like Pup, Cribs and Los Campesinos, with their live show praised for their energy.


About There Buoys

The Buoys blasted out of the local punk rock scene, and in just a few short years, released three EPs together, playing sold-out shows across the country that have earned them a devoted following and engrained this Sydney based all-female rock band into Australian music culture. From coming in at #85 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2021 with ‘Lie To Me Again’, to touring with the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, DMA’S and Ball Park Music, The Buoys themselves are devoted to playing high-octane shows, cementing their place as an unmissable live music experience.



Sløtface & The Buoys – ‘Fight Back Time’Single out now via Propeller Recordings / Virgin Music Australia


PRAISE FOR SLØTFACE:  “Sløtface are the future of punk… Norway’s most vital outfit.” – NME  “Norway’s finest continue their rapid return to the top” – DIY   “Scandi-superstars in waiting” – Kerrang!  “…jarring melodies with a feminist fire.”  – Consequence Of Sound  “The most joyous punk ditties you’ve heard since the 90s” – The Guardian


PRAISE FOR THE BUOYS: “Equal parts furious and liberating, it’s clear that the future belongs to The Buoys, and we’re all just coming along for the ride.” – Rolling Stone “A band that has been asserting themselves as one of Sydney’s great indie-rock hopes.” – NME “The type of no-nonsense rock music that belongs on radio, yearns for festival season, and is all too rare these days” – The Guardian “The Buoys are a lean, clean, hit making machine.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed



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