Fear Of Men stream forthcoming release

Fear of Men stream new album 'Fall Forever.' The full-length comes out on June 3rd via Kanine

Today Fear of Men have streamed their forthcoming release, Fall Forever, via NPR First Listen. The album will be released on June 3rd via Kanine Records.

This year sees the return of UK band Fear of Men with Fall Forever: the band’s second full-length album, and the follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 debut, Loom. Fall Forever is a bold departure for the three-piece – comprised of Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey and Michael Miles – an album that builds upon the melodicism and immediacy of Loom but takes it in a stark new direction, capturing the band pushing the limits of their instruments to adopt new and alien forms.

After extensively touring in support of Loom, the band decamped in the early months of 2015 to an outbuilding of a disused abattoir in rural Kent, England, to begin work on new material. A two-hour bus ride from their native Brighton – and a blackhole for cell signal – it served as a fitting environment for a band determined to strip their sound back to the bone and rebuild it to make an album that would, on their live return, “make the stage shake.”

Weiss went into the process of writing Fall Forever with a desire to develop her own voice, rather than hiding behind metaphors and 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 kaleidoscopes of emotions in just a few lines, Weiss juxtaposes feelings of independence and self-determination with rumination on reliance and intimacy. Fittingly, she calls Fall Forever a “love album,” but one that explores “emotional extremes of closeness and distance, love and violence.”

The band has also announced a full US tour in the summer and an EU tour in the fall. All dates below.

6/3 Brighton, UK @ Resident Instore
6/8 London, UK @ Rough Trade East Instore
6/10 London, UK @ St Pancras Old Church ^
6/11 Wakefield, UK @ Long Division Festival
6/13 London, UK @ Oslo*
6/14 Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall*
6/15 Glasgow, UK @ CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts)*
6/16 Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall*
6/30 Washington, DC @ DC9
7/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
7/2 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
7/3 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/5 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
7/6 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
7/8 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
7/9 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
7/12 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
7/13 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
7/15 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
7/16 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Viva! Pomona)
7/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
7/19 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
7/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
7/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/23 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
7/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7/26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
7/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7/31 Newcastle, UK @ Times Square Festival #
9/17 Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
9/18 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ V11
9/22 Aarhus, Denmark @ Radar
9/23 Malmö, Sweden @ Grand
9/24 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
9/25 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega (Ideal Bar)
9/26 Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
9/28 Vienna, Austria @ RHIZ
9/29 Budapest, Hungary @ A38
9/30 Zagreb, Croatia @ Klub Mochvara

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