With 2017 debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’, Sløtface made good on their promise and managed to channel their live-wire brand of pop punk into a breathless, freeing 32-minute ride. On its follow-up, ‘Sorry For The Late Reply’, it takes all of about 2 seconds for the Norwegian quartet to slam on the accelerator and get right back in the listener’s face. An explosive start to a record if ever there was one, Haley Shea’s opening rally call on ‘S.U.C.C.E.S.S’ is antagonistic in the most glorious way possible and shows the band stepping into an even more confident realm. It’s not all scuzzy guitars and fizzing energy here though; ‘Stuff’ is a slicker but crunchy offering that dissects the leftover mementoes of a relationship, while ‘Laugh At Funerals’ is a frank exploration of grief. ‘Sorry For The Late Reply’ is an album that’s taken the playful spark of their debut and refined it into a bolder beast.
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