Artist Picks: Fear of Men
Fear of Men took time out from their mini-tour with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to share their Artist Picks with The 405.
Their new single 'Mosaic' is out now on Too Pure.
Currently listening to:
This American Life and Radiolab podcasts. The National. Broadcast. Lotus Plaza, who we're really excited to be supporting on their London date. Damian Jurado- Trial. Pulp. The Beach Boys.
At the moment I'm re reading Bataille, Literature and Evil. I just finished JM Coetzee, Youth. He's one of my favourite authors and it's a really beautiful book about procrasination and wasted creative intention. Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure. I was reading Patti Smith, Just Kids when I was in Sweden on my own recently and it was really good company.
Rear Window. Fear Eats the Soul. X Factor. A skin, a night, the documentary about the National recording Boxer. Gerhard Richter paintings. Peep Show.
Frankie Rose- 'Know me':
Organ. Nothing sounds better than an organ.
Halloumi salad, eggs from the farm where we practice, spaghetti, avocado.
Is there anything else that inspires you?
The British Museum is a great place to wander for inspiration or the Wellcome Collection- they have so many free talks and events it makes me sad I don't live in London anymore.
Purchase and listen
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