Ever since the arrival of IDLES, Slaves, and Fontaines DC, punk music has found a new home as a more forward-thinking and political-leaning genres of today. And with so much buzz around the sound of late, the emergence of The Byker Grove Fan Club is more than welcome.
Their latest single 'Ren Man' is a rare and socially-conscious addition to their impressive repertoire to date, throwing the concept and appearance of toxic masculinity on its head. While moves have been made to discredit and disempower a male-dominated presence in the world, the new song shows that the same ideals have simply hidden themselves amongst the so-called "nice guys" and remain more potent than ever.
'Ren Man' is set to feature on the band's self-titled debut EP, which lands on the 8th October. They are also planning a string of live shows throughout the rest of the years, the details of which can be found below.
Check out the brilliant new video for 'Ren Man' in the player below.
The Byker Grove Fan Club UK Tour Dates:
Sun 3rd October - Exchange, Bristol
Fri 15th October - Rough Trade, Bristol
Sat 16th October - Live at Leeds
Sat 30th October - Fuzzy AF, The Engine Rooms, London
Thur 2nd December - Le Pub, Newport
Sat 11th Dec - Mood Swings Yes, Manchester