Track Of The Day #116: Fear of Men - Mosiac

Track Of The Day #116: Fear of Men – Mosiac


Fear of Men are a group split between London and Brighton comprising of two girls and two boys. Following a series of releases on independent labels their gorgeously hazy new single ‘Mosiac’ is perhaps a reflection of their make up featuring their skillfull juxtaposition of feminine and masculine elements.

Threaded through with samples of a American preacher from the 1960s (which reminds one of the samples from Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Spectators of Suicide’ Heavenly version). The minimal restraint of this effortlessly undulating rhythm section is dream-pop-like: while singer Jess’s sighing laments (‘Break me into pieces to feel safe/Like its normal’) float gracefully through each bar. From these weary melancholic lyrics one suspects this religious metaphor for crucifixion is a reflection of a relationship that is being picked apart.

‘Mosaic’ is out on Too Pure Records on October 15th. It’s released as a limited blue vinyl 7″.

Live Dates:

Brighton single launch, Green Door Store: 20/ 10/ 2012
London single launch: TBC

15/09 Southsea Festival, Southsea
18/09 Borderline, London ^
30/09 Underground Festival. Gloucester
20/10 Green Door Store, Brighton
21/10 SWN Festival, Cardiff

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