In their first outing since the onset of the global pandemic, rising rock duo Family Man are set to support Salem on a select number of shows on their upcoming tour, and have released their new single “Spooky Action At A Distance, pt. II” in fevered anticipation. Urgent rock and roll, melodic ethereal sensitivities and ostentatious lyrical analogies wrapped up in a cloak of darkness are frankensteined into ultracool, frantic charisma on Family Man’s newest offering.
The new full-throttle track arrives in true Family Man fashion, accompanied by a brand-new Official Motion Picture, directed and edited by the band’s esteemed collaborator Martyna Wisniewska (Coach Party, Petrol Girls, Casey).
“Spooky Action At A Distance, Pt. II” is a dark labour of love and showcases the duo at their most distilled as Vincent Showbiz explains: “I’ve always just wanted to make rock music that enforces dancing, the ‘riff-face’, and singing till your throat hurts – the sort of stuff I do in the mirror, in my head, in the car, or obviously at an actual rock show. Plenty of the former three options were undertaken deep in lockdown, and translated into this intense sense of urgency in this song.
“I think I was trying to reflect on this intangible unspoken tension between two humans, where they are both thinking the same thing, but not willing to fuck it and just express to one another, because they’re just so scared of dealing with what’s going on at the back of their brain filing cabinets, they don’t think the other human will be accepting of them – you know?…or just me? Fuck it. This is Family Man’s best song so far.”
“Spooky Action At A Distance Part II is inspired by a famous Einstein quote, where the fate and behaviour of two things are equally affected over vast distances, was a perfect metaphor for two complicated humans becoming entangled with one another, without physical or verbal connection. Combine this with a sledgehammer of a riff, and goth inspired harmony, and we have quintessential Family Man.”
‘Spooky Action At A Distance, Pt II” is the follow up to heavy-duty singles ‘An Ode To The Good Times’ and ‘Wrapped In Magick’ – which Rock Sound hailed as “a dark, scuzzy and ethereal slab of British rock….a solid sign of big things to come” as it appeared on Apple Music’s New In Rock and Breaking Hard Rock playlists upon release.
Family Man are set to release their debut mini-album “The Dark”’ on Friday 5th November via Ranch Records: a new independent label formed by producers Neil Kennedy, Lewis Johns and Daly George, whose collective credits are a veritable who’s who of UK rock including Creeper, Employed To Serve, Loathe, Puppy, Boston Manor, Milk Teeth, Palm Reader and more.
Kennedy explains, “Lewis, Daly and I have been looking for a vehicle to release some of the amazing music we get to work with for a while now, so we’re incredibly excited to launch Ranch Records with Family Man. They are one of the most innovative and imaginative bands I’ve come across, and we’re delighted to be the home of their first releases!”
In a recent interview on the Content Podcast, Daly George (producer of Wallflower, Weatherstate, Departures) stated that “…[Family Man] are just too good… They are going to be huge…”
“THE DARK” TRACK LISTING
3. I, Never
6. An Interlude
SEE FAMILY MAN LIVE, SUPPORTING SALEM AT THE DATES BELOW
28th October – Guilford, Boilerroom
29th October – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
30th October – London, The Dome
31st October – Southampton, Joiners