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M(h)aol Share New Single, ‘No One Ever Talks To Us’

Debut EP 'Gender Studies' out Friday, October 29th

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Ireland’s M(h)aol (pronounced ‘male’) have shared their latest single, No One Ever Talks To Us, taken from their debut EP, Gender Studies, which is set to be released this Friday, October 29th. The track follows on from the release of the EP’s title track, also called Gender Studies. Listen below.

No One Ever Talks To Us addresses the value of being a member of a largely female band in a scene which is dominated by men, and feeling bored of the conversation about gender in music which we’ve been having for decades.

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Speaking about the track, lead singer, Róisín Nic Ghearailt states:

it’s an amalgamation of our own personal experiences of being in a predominantly female band in a predominantly male genre, but also a synthesis of the autobiographical experiences of Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna etc, and how so often your value in this industry is based on whether the (men) around you find you attractive. I wanted the vocals to sound in parts like I was bored, which is true. We’ve been having this conversation for decades. It’s time to move it on.

The accompanying music video for the track was created by the band’s own Zoe Greenway, and portrays women in scenes of horror. The video takes inspiration from a combination of Barbara Creed’s The Monstrous Feminine, Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror and Megan Fox’s Jennifer’s Body.

M(h)aol’s debut EP, Gender Studies, is set to be released on Friday, with a physical, vinyl release to follow on January 14th. The band are also set to play a small batch of UK headline shows next month, with tickets available now.

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Katie Macbeth

Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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