Fear Of Men
Sunday 10th April 2016
Girl Ray + Tiger Lion
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £6 + bf
TEEN CREEPS & MELTING VINYL presents:
FEAR OF MEN
One of Brighton’s much-loved bands Fear Of Men, play a home-show in anticipation of their sophomore album ‘Fall Forever’ (out in June on Kanine Records). Their woozy, lush sounds, and existential lyrics create an unique dark and abiding atmosphere.
New album ‘Fall Forever’ builds on the melodicism of their acclaimed debut album ‘Loom’ and takes it in a bold and modern direction, pushing the limits of their instruments to take on new and alien forms. It is a love album, but one with themes of strength and independence and one that explores emotional extremes of closeness and distance, love and violence.
Fear of Men reflects such contrasts in the sonic palette of the album; cold electronics meet lush, breathing textures, and frenetic post-punk drums shudder against undulating guitars that recall the fluidity of shoegaze while stripping it of that genre’s crutch of thick reverb to create a more forceful and contemporary sound.
Fear of Men have pushed themselves to explore new sonic possibilities with their old instruments while pulling back the veils that have previously obscured them and in the process created an album that could only be theirs.
“It’s a graceful exhibition of light melody over dark mood.” – Q magazine ****
“a record which could engulf you” – DIY magazine ****
Support comes from:
A North London trio who deal in fuzzy pop gems that Moldy Peaches would still be making a name from, Girl Ray shape their love of off-kilter pop bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Pavement and Cate Le Bon in to a sound that feels instantly familiar and completely lovable. An endearing presence, full of promise.
From the sun-drenched French countryside, via a rainy spell in Manchester, TIGER LION has just released her first EP, Outremer, via German label Woodland Recordings. She captures something of both the French and Mancunian summer experience with this set of beautifully uplifting songs, taking inspiration from Tune-Yards, Dan Snaith and Lykke Li and deploying bouzouki, sitar and electro-acoustic textures. Tiger Lion is an experiment in musical instinct – raw, global, tribal – overlaid with Clémentine’s luscious vocals.