After releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP Gender Studies last year, today M(h)aol return with new single ‘Bored Of Men’. They also announce they’re set to play further festivals including Latitude Festival and Pitchfork Paris.
Singer Róisín Nic Ghearailt says of the track, “I wrote the lyrics of this song in a matter of minutes while we were recording together. The ideas had obviously been fermenting in my head for a while, and it was written during *that* extremely disconcerting & alarmingly public court case. The title of the song is very tongue in cheek for me, but it does reference a very real sense of frustration and exhaustion with the Patriarchy. When I say the Patriarchy I don’t mean individuals (although they can obviously perpetuate it), I mean institutional and structural oppression.”
Listen to ‘Bored Of Men’ HERE
She adds “I’m bored with the conversation in the media solely focusing on damage that’s been done rather than thinking of ways to evolve and heal and challenge the systems that prop these individuals up. I’m bored of always *just* talking about men.“
Currently based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol (pronounced male) are formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Constance Keane aka Fears, Jamie Hyland (Gilla Band’s ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’), Zoe Greenway, and Sean Nolan.
Debut EP Gender Studies is out now on streaming platforms and vinyl. The Dinked Edition version of the vinyl which was limited to 300 copies sold out in just 36 hours, with the demand for the standard version being more than they were planning to make. It was recorded in just 3 days due to their different locations, and covers topics such as violence against women, and the misogynistic music scene in Ireland and the UK.