Fear of Men announce new album 'Fall Forever'
We're proud to present lead single 'Island' from Fear of Men's second full-length album, Fall Forever due for release on 3rd June. You can listen to the Brighton three-piece's single, and read about their album and UK tour dates below.
Jessica Weiss went into the process of writing Fall Forever with a desire to develop her own voice, rather than hiding behind metaphors and more oblique references. The result, she says, is a “very personal and genuine record exploring where my life is at the moment,” covering a time that left her “questioning feelings of belonging and structures that commonly offer support and understanding.” A vocalist who has proved herself adept at conveying a kaleidoscope of emotions in just a few lines, Weiss juxtaposes the resultant feelings of independence and self-determination with ruminations on reliance and intimacy. Indeed, she calls Fall Forever a “love album”, but one that explores “emotional extremes of closeness and distance, love and violence.”
These contrasts are well reflected in the sonic palette of the album: cold electronics meet lush, breathing textures; 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, creating a more forceful and contemporary sound. Intent on looking forward, the band utilised modern effects pedals and technology to manipulate their traditional instruments into unique forms. Such an approach can be heard on ‘Until You’, where frozen guitar chords warp and twist to introduce the song before erupting into a distorted wall-of-sound chorus that hits with the punch of synthesisers but bristles with a human rawness that only guitars can bring.
March 4th - Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
March 5th - West End Centre, Aldershot, UK
March 10th - Oddfellows Club, Leicester, UK
March 11th - Islington Mill, Salford, UK
April 4th - The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
April 5th - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
April 6th - Aatma, Manchester, UK
April 7th - Start the Bus, Bristol, UK
April 8th - The Victoria, London, UK
April 10th - The Prince Albert, Brighton, UK
April 11th - The Boileroom, Guildford, UK
April 23rd - The Wedgwood Rooms, Dials Festival, Portsmouth, UK
June 8th - Rough Trade East, London, UK
June 11th - Long Division Festival, Wakefield, UK