October 27, 2017 |

Man & The Echo talk new music, and politics

Man & The Echo talk new music, and politics

October 27, 2017 |

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We caught up with Man & The Echo’s frontman, Gaz Roberts, to chat about their new music, and politics.

This band have been touring pretty much constantly for around a year, but their setlist is full of songs which they’ve had for around three years, which has them rearing to go with new material. Gaz said, “Having the same set for 3 years, we’ve just been dying to put some new stuff in and we don’t know if we’re gonna do an EP or another album, and we don’t know when that might come out, but we just thought we needed to start, really.”

Working on 5 or 6 demos, the band aim to have a full album’s worth of songs by the end of the year. If you are a fan of the band’s political viewpoint, it’s looking like you’ll be a fan of their new music, too. It’s looking to be motivated by politics, but with a more coherent story than their first album. With the current political state of the UK, they won’t be short of material any time soon.

He continued, “I kind of want to write a lot about Brexit. I’m trying not to make every song just about Brexit. I’m talking from a position of privilege. You have to use your own perspective and see how that can be useful. I feel like Brexit is a really masculine thing, and it feels manly. It’s just “we’re fucking taking it back”, and it feels aggressive, and all those horrid sorts of masculine traits. I’m a working class white man, and Brexit is sort of led by working class white men. I want to write about the sort of culture we have, the shifting culture, and the sort of jagged masculinity. So, my focus is writing about masculinity and Brexit at the moment.”