Track of the Day: M(h)aol – ‘Bored of Men’

The boisterous new single follows M(h)aol’s 2021 debut EP Gender Research.
Images: Grayce Leonard.

Irish intersectional feminist punk outfit M(h)aol have shared their model new single ‘Bored of Males’, following final yr’s uncooked debut EP Gender Research.

The music contains a charming drum beat from Constance Keane (aka Fears) and their trademark punchy lyricism whereas industrial noise-rock guitar riffs propels the observe forwards. Brimming with edgy melodies, their music veers from ugliness to magnificence, catharsis to euphoria.

Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Connie Keane, Jamie Hyland, Zoe Greenway and Sean Nolan make up the thrilling quintet who blazed a path with earlier singles ‘Laundries’, ‘Asking For It’ and ‘Gender Studies’. The EP’s narrative traced how gender influences how one strikes by the world, and the way it doesn’t simply impression your bodily panorama however your emotional one too.

Let’s be actual, switching on the information is a draining every day prevalence in the case of a sure side of society having all the ability, and abusing it. ‘Bored of Males’ tackles that head on, with Nic Ghearailt utilizing repetition and a monotonous vocal sound to drive the purpose house.

We are able to make all the hassle and do all of the change however I do not know what to do with this masculine rage / I am so bored,” she tells the listener.

Gender Research was recorded in simply three days because of the band members’ completely different places, and covers subjects similar to violence towards ladies, the misogynistic music scene in Eire and the UK, and making an attempt to navigate life exterior of cis straight white male bubble. M(h)aol are based mostly between Dublin, Cork, London, and Bristol.

As we await their ’90s Riot Grrl/Bikini Kill-influenced debut album, M(h)aol assist US noise-rockers Shellac, fronted by the legendary Steve Albini, on tour. They just lately dropped the Zoe Greenway-directed video for ‘Desperation’, partially impressed by Megan Nolan’s novel Acts of Desperation.

Hearken to ‘Bored of Males’ on Bandcamp beneath.

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