Fear Of Men
Thursday 25th September 2014
The Hundredth Anniversary + Wax Machine (DJ)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £7 / £9
After a busy summer of touring the US and Europe in support for Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Melting Vinyl are pleased to welcome Fear Of Men back to their hometown.
Brighton based Fear Of Men, came into being after Jessica Weiss’ ambient short film soundtracks caught the attention of guitarist Daniel Falvey.
The band tended toward a more pop focused sound, with the rare anxiety disorder Fear Of Men (Androphobia) as their name.
Fear Of Men is a band that does not fear to delve deep, it is the pop exploration of existentialism, with lyrical themes of mortality anxiety, introversion and loneliness. This, coupled with hazy, dense and melodic sounds, creates an engagingly cold and dreamy universe.
Weiss broadcasts crippling disconnection, boredom and sexual dread with all the dour verve of a young Morrissey. The band flit between dire philosophical observations and listless melancholia, riding melodies so carefree that anguished sentiments come off more like lazy sighs.
“Psychological trauma aside, there’s a warmth to Weiss’ soft, sighing vocals and Daniel Falvey’s rippling guitar textures that lifts ‘Loom’ to the heavens.” – 8/10, NME
“A graceful exhibition of light melody over dark mood” – 4*, Q Magazine