We had a chat with one of our favourite emerging new bands about their incendiary and incredible track ‘Ren Man’ and its video
Music is often at its best when it feels distinctive and new and when it makes a statement. With their self-titled EP out now to rapturous acclaim to those in the know, The Byker Grove Fan Club are an outfit that tick both boxes in an emphatic way. A track that we are thrilled to be honing in on from the release is the wonderfully sardonic ‘Ren Man’. A sarcastic, acerbic and forcefully resentful take-down of “fake woke” manipulators attempting to weaponise their performative feminism and use it to their advantage, set to a backdrop of gleefully noisy riffs.
“The sluts all get wet for a feminist” frontman Huw Allen sarcastically remarks, wholly embodying this character through the tracks lyrics and its genuinely horrifying video. This is such a thought-provoking elephant in the room to make a track about, and is sure to create some uncomfortable feelings among friends and peers who hear it, as it should. The manner in which the band hit the nail on the head with the lyrics and the tone of the track feels both masterful and intensely unsettling. We all know a ren man, and the more people that call out this kind of behavior, the more it can hopefully be eradicated. We had a chat with the outfit about what is rapidly becoming one of our favourite new tracks.