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M(h)aol are ‘Bored Of Men’

M(h)aol are ‘Bored Of Men’

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The Dublin, London and Bristol band M(h)aol, whose name is pronounced “male’, have shown a preoccupation with concepts around gender (naming their debut EP Gender Studies underscores it), whether it’s being female in a male-dominated industry, the women of Magdalene Laundries or male violence.

On new song ‘Bored Of Men’, Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Constance Keane, Jamie Hyland, Zoe Greenway, and Sean Nolan are just plain done with talking the institutional systems that prop up patriarchy, as a de facto position.

Listen here.


“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.”

“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.“

Singer Róisín Nic Ghearailt


M(h)aol Tour dates

Tickets

9th July – Kinsale Arts Festival, Ireland
15th July – Welcome to the Village Festival, NL
16th July – Valkhof Festival, NL
19th July – The Grace, London
22nd July – Latitude Festival, UK
5th August – We’ve Only Just Begun Festival, Ireland
18th August – Green Man Festival, Wales SOLD OUT
23rd August – The Louisiana, Bristol
24th August – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
26th August – Zerox, Newcastle
27th August – This Must Be The Place, Leeds
27th August – FutureYard, Birkenhead
28th August – Raw Power Festival, London
1st September – End of the Road Festival, UK SOLD OUT
18th November 2022 – Pitchfork Festival Paris