SXSW Song of the Day: Fear of Men – Doldrums

It is now January, which means we all start looking forward to bands that play at SXSW. We might sound like a broken record, but this is what we do. Fear of Men is a four piece band from Brighton and London who have been making waves for over a year now overseas. Naturally, they are going to test their mettle over hear in the year 2013. Early Fragments, a compilation of singles they have released over the years is to be the first “official” release and it comes out in February. This will be followed by a journey to Austin and probably other cities as well.

Fear of Men has that dream/surf-pop sound that bands like La Sera have been sounding like in the past few years. Only this time, the singer is English. Actually, lead singer Jessica Weiss reminds me a bit of a less intense, less Irish version of that girl from the Cranberries. Doldrums is a laid back track with just about the right amount of jangly guitars and subdued vocals to make you want to put it on for a lazy afternoon. Check it out.

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