Norwegian band Slutface has removed its ‘u’ and replaced it with an ‘ø’ in a move to trick social media sites such as Facebook into believing it is not an obscenity.
In a statement the band wrote, “We have chosen to change the u in our name to an ø. Due to social media censorship we have been shut out of certain opportunities 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 message by changing one silly letter of our name and thereby avoiding censorship. Also we like the connection to our Nordic roots and hope we can trick Mark Zuckerberg into promoting SLØTFACE music. Løv Sløts.”
The newly named Sløtface has released the track ‘Sponge State’ about the apathy of the current generation of teens.
“Sponge State is our term for the feeling that something needs to change,” explains vocalist Haley Shea. “The song is a reaction to the apathy and lack of action that is symptomatic of our generation. 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.
“Specifically, it is meant as an encouragement to our peers. Lots of them say that they wish they could get more engaged, or protest, or that they wish things were more like they were in the 60s and 70s, and I thought a lot of those same things when I was younger. But there are real causes to get engaged in, in the real world, and it is our job, as the generation coming of age, to change things,” she says.
The four track ‘Sponge State’ EP will be released in May 27 via Caroline.
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