Neu Pick: Aussie three-piece Display Homes tackle misogyny in the gay community on ‘Men’

Aussie three-piece Display Homes tackle misogyny in the gay community on ‘Men’

The band’s debut 7” comes out this month via Tough Love Records.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Display Homes.

Aussie three-piece Display Homes are releasing their debut 7” later this month via London label Tough Love Records, and we’ve got the first play of its next track ‘Men’ as today’s Neu Pick.

A fiery thrash through pop and punk, the track concerns misogyny in the gay community, something vocalist Steph experienced first hand.

Speaking about the track, she tells us: “Men is about the real life confusion of being slapped on the ass by an older gay man (followed by giggles from him and his friends) and not having the immediate infuriated response that I would normally have if a straight man did that to me, purely because it was known to me that he was gay. Shortly after processing what had just happened I realised that it’s not okay to slap my ass if you are gay or straight.

“He got away with it because I assumed he was on my side, but clearly there are still ancient derogatory attitudes towards women held by some older gay men. I still serve the guy beers every week and he has no idea there is a song about him.”

Display Homes’ debut 7” comes out on 22nd September via Tough Love. Listen to ‘Men’ below.

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