MAN ON MAN – MAN ON MAN
MAN ON MAN (also M.O.M.) is a new gay lover band made up of Joey Holman (HOLMAN) and Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen, CRICKETS, Nastie Band).
Transcending genre or decade, their self-titled record is infused with indie-rock distortion and soaked in gay pop confidence, maintaining a dry acerbic sense of humour that they both share. The shoegaze whirlpools of ‘Stohner’ transition into the square wave synths of ‘1983’ with ease, while tracks like ‘It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)’ open us up to a new type of queer anthem for the 2020s.
Recorded while sheltering in California, with Mike Davis (Great Grandpa) and Carlos de la Garza (Hayley Williams, M83) the varied influences and textures of the record are a meditation on the myriad of emotions of lockdown, as well as this moment in their own lives, collectively and independently.
MAN ON MAN is an exciting, bold album, one with a timeless eclectic appeal that gleefully and tenderly tramples over genre boundaries. It’s quite simply an absolute delight and one that effortlessly falls into the ‘must-listen’ category!
FFO: huge indie-pop hits, swirling shoegazey synthy anthems, tender love songs, joy.
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