Watch: Fear of Men - “Trauma” Video

Fall Forever Due Out June 3 via Kanine

May 23, 2016
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British trio Fear of Men (Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey, and Michael Miles) are releasing their sophomore full-length album, Fall Forever, on June 3 via Kanine. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Island" (as well as its video) and the songs "Trauma" and "Sane." Now the band has shared a video for "Trauma," which evokes the album cover for Fall Forever. Eleanor Hardwick and Sam Boullier co-directed the video. Watch it below via Stereogum, who premiered it.

Falvey commented on the video to Stereogum: "For this video we were interested in bringing the album cover to life. Exploring the tension in that image and the dichotomy it depicts of intimacy and resistance. Incorporating this image, Eleanor and Sam's treatment reflects Jess' lyrics in depicting two dancers grappling with trauma in the form of black liquid that engulfs them." 

Co-director Hardwick also explained the video: "We wanted to represent trauma as an oozing black liquid, much like Hippocrates' four humors. Trauma to me is something like a stain, that is often transferred between beings who pass it on to one another like a disease that cannot be removed. So for the video, we wanted to use choreography to look at two opposing ways one can deal with the trauma that is transferred onto you: by fighting to undo the past, and trying to remove a stain that has already made its mark on you - versus taking that stain and accepting that it will become your future; not denying it, nor being defined by it, but continuing on in despite of it, and using that trauma to your advantage."

The album is the follow-up to the Brighton-based band's 2014-released debut Loom. Frontwoman Weiss calls Fall Forever "a love album" and says in a press release that it's a "very personal and genuine record exploring where my life is at the moment."

Pick up Under the Radar's current print magazine issue to read an interview with Fear of Men.

Fear of Men Tour Dates:

06/03 Brighton, UK @ Resident Instore
06/08 London, UK @ Rough Trade East Instore
06/10 London, UK @ St Pancras Old Church ^
06/11 Wakefield, UK @ Long Division Festival
06/13 London, UK @ Oslo*
06/14 Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall*
06/15 Glasgow, UK @ CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts)*
06/16 Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall*
06/30 Washington, DC @ DC9
07/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
07/02 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
07/03 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
07/05 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
07/06 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
07/08 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
07/09 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
07/12 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
07/13 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
07/15 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
07/16 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Viva! Pomona)
07/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
07/19 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
07/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
07/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
07/23 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
07/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
07/26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (Backroom)
07/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
07/31 Newcastle, UK @ Times Square Festival #
09/17 Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
09/18 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ V11
09/22 Aarhus, Denmark @ Radar
09/23 Malmö, Sweden @ Grand
09/24 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
09/25 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega (Ideal Bar)
09/26 Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
09/28 Vienna, Austria @ RHIZ
09/29 Budapest, Hungary @ A38
09/30 Zagreb, Croatia @ Klub Mochvara

^ Album Release Show
* w/ Wild Nothing
# Maximo Parl, Lush, and more



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