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Insecure Men Share Second New Video / Album Out February 23rd on Fat Possum

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“I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby)”
Taken From Their Self-Titled Debut Album
Out February 23rd on Fat Possum

Insecure Men, the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and Childhood main man, Ben Romans-Hopcraft, have unveiled the video to “I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby),” the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album to be released on February 23rd on Fat Possum.

The video, shot in Blackpool, was directed by renowned London-based independent production team Sharp Payne. Talking about the video, director Jak Payne said: “Me and Saul had spoken about making videos that felt dated and kitsch, and kind of invoked this old British seaside culture. We found a kid’s ballroom dancing competition up in Blackpool, and it worked with the style and lyrics of the song. I really liked the pageantry of the whole event, these 12 year olds dolled up in make-up and these very 70s, bright dresses. There’s something bizarre and unsettling about it, it feels cartoonish in how exaggerated everyone’s out-fits and expressions are, which, I think, goes with the Insecure Men sound.”

Watch “I Don’t Wanna Dance (with My Baby)” below:

The band, who at the end of last year were named as one of The Guardian’s artists to watch in 2018, recorded their album onto an ancient Tascam at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York while Saul was working on the Moonlandingz album. It was subsequently produced by Sean and mixed by Marta Salogni.

Taking inspiration from the exotica of Arthur Lyman, the early electronic pop of Perrey and Kingsley, the supreme smoothness of The Carpenters, the songwriting chops of Harry Nilsson and the hypnagogic uncanniness conjured up by David Lynch, it’s outwardly a charming exercise in timeless pop, exotica and easy listening. However, there lurks a darker heart beneath the surface. As Saul says, it’s “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.

The band recently shared a video for “Teenage Toy,” also directed by Payne.

Insecure Men Share Video + Announce Album Details

Insecure Men
Announce Details of Self-Titled Debut Album Released February 23rd on Fat Possum

Watch New Music Video for “Teenage Toy”

Named as one of The Guardian’s acts to watch in 2018

Insecure Men, the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and Childhood main-man, Ben Romans-Hopcraft, have announced details of the release of their self-titled debut album to be released February 23rd on Fat Possum Records.

Named as one of The Guardian’s acts to watch in 2018, and featured in Music Week’s On The Radar, as well as coverage on The Quietus, MOJO, and The Line Of Best Fit, Insecure Men have unveiled the video for Teenage Toy, directed by renowned London-based independent production team Sharp Payne.

Track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Subaru Nights
2. Teenage Toy
3. All Women Love Me
4. Mekong Glitter
5. Heathrow
6. I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby)
7. The Saddest Man In Penge
8. Ulster
9. Cliff Has Left The Building
10. Whitney Houston And I
11. Buried In The Bleak

The album was recorded onto an ancient Tascam at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York while Saul was working on the Moonlandingz album. It was subsequently produced by Sean and mixed by Marta Salogni. Taking inspiration from the exotica of Arthur Lyman, the early electronic pop of Perrey and Kingsley, the supreme smoothness of The Carpenters, the songwriting chops of Harry Nilsson and the hypnagogic uncanniness conjured up by David Lynch it’s outwardly a charming exercise in timeless pop, exotica and easy listening however, there lurks a darker heart beneath the surface. As Saul says it’s “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.

The subject matter is just as weird, surreal and dark as you would expect. “Cliff Has Left The Building” is about “Operation Yew Tree’s greatest urban myth”; “Whitney Houston & I” (which features pre-teen pop singers the Honey Hahs) is about the similar ways in which the tragic mother and daughter, Bobbi, died (“It is a provocative song but I genuinely found the story unbearably sad”); while unashamed banger “Mekong Glitter” is about the now disgraced Gary Glitter (“I don’t think he should be let off the hook, I just want to ask why?” says Saul referring to the double standards applied to a lot of musicians who rose to fame and fortune during the 1970s.)

And that’s all before “Subaru Nights,” which is a celebration of suburbia and exotica, like Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party soundtracked by the sounds of Martin Denny’s imaginary Hawaii, the unbelievably catchy “Teenage Toy,” which has a chorus rescued from a song by The Saudis (Lias and Saul’s pre-Fat White Family pub rock band) and the beautiful bittersweet love song “I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby).” “This is definitely a much more honest account of who I am and where I come from,” concludes Saul.

The touring line up features up to 11 musicians on stage, having settled down into a stable (but large) line-up centered around Saul (vocals/guitar), Ben (bass/backing vocals), Marley Mackey (Dirty Harrys) on lap steel, Victor Jakeman (Claw Marks) on organ, Joe Isherwood (We Smoke Fags) on keyboard, saxophonist Alex White and mysterious South London music teacher known only as Steely Dan on vibraphone and steel drums.

Billed as Insecure Men (solo), Saul recently appeared solo alongside Black Lips on their UK tour. The full band will embark on a UK headline tour in March, including a show at the Scala in London. US dates TBD.