Friday, May 16, 2014
This Sunday, UK band Fear of Men will play Pittsburgh for the first time. With their soothing yet upbeat blend of indie rock, the Brighton band is not one to be missed.
The band is a trio at times and a four-(wo)man force at others. Singer/guitarist Jess Weiss, guitarist Daniel Falvey and drummer/keyboardist Michael Miles make up the studio lineup, recording and writing their material. For live shows, they add bassist Becky Wilkie.
Fear of Man's debut album Loom, released in April, is proof of the band's current success in the United States, having already played SXSW in 2013 and 2014. The album showcases Weiss's distinct voice, similar to Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield, and the grasping nature of the band's catchy and enticing sound. The song "Waterfall" from Loom shows just that.
The band will play Club Cafe Sunday night with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Ablebody. 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $12. 412-431-4950