News M(h)aol announce debut album ‘Attachment Styles’

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Check out new single ‘Asking For It’ now.

Set for release on 3rd February via TULLE Collective, M(h)aol have announced their debut album ‘Attachment Styles’.

Sharing new track ‘Asking For It’ alongside the news, the band’s Róisín Nic Ghearailt explains, “I wrote it initially in 2016 then revisited it in 2020. I was shocked by how much internalised victim blaming there was in the lyrics. I rewrote it, then we recorded it and it was released to raise money for Women’s Aid in 2021. The album version is a lot angrier than the 2021 one and almost satirical insofar as it’s highlighting how ludicrous the notion of anyone ‘asking for it’ is.”

Accompanied by a new video directed by bassist Zoë Greenway, Zoë explains, “This has been the most difficult video I’ve made for M(h)aol to date. There’s so much power and emotion in Róisín’s lyrics and performance, so we worked really hard to create a responsible and sensitive portrayal of this experience she’s conveying, do it justice and make people care.

“I hope watching the video inspires compassion and empathy in people. I think it’s important to open channels of communication around sexual assault in a way that validates a victims traumatic experience and shows a path towards a more hopeful and supportive healing journey. I think empathy is paramount in trying to build a better world.”

Watch the video below.

‘Attachment Styles’ Tracklisting:
1. Asking For It
2. Bored Of Men
3. Noone Ever Talks To Us
4. Bisexual Anxiety
5. Therapy
6. Nice Guys
7. Kim Is A Punk Type Of Dog
8. Cowboy Honey
10. Period Sex

See M(h)aol live at the following dates:

12 | Reims, France | La Cartonnerie*
13 | Lyon, France | Le Marche Gare*
15 | Zurich, Switzerland | Bogen F*
16 | Milan, Italy | Biko*
17 | Munich, Germany | Storm*
19 | Berlin, Germany | Lido*
21 | Copenhagen, Denmark | Loppen*
22 | Hamburg, Germany | Knust*
24 | Cologne, Germany | Artheater*
25 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | Maassilo*
26 | Paris, France | La Gaîté Lyrique*

09 | Dublin, Ireland | National Stadium*
15 | Belfast, Ireland | The Empire*

31 | Birkenhead, UK | Future Yard^

01 | Manchester, UK | YES (Basement)^ SOLD OUT
04 | Brighton, UK | Komedia Studio^ SOLD OUT
05 | Bristol, UK | Strange Brew^

15-20 | SXSW, Austin

19 | Newcastle, UK | Bobiks
20 | Glasgow, UK | The Hug and Pint
22 | Leeds, UK | Hyde Park Book Club
23 | Manchester, UK | YES (Pink Room)
25 | London, UK | Boston Music Room
26 | Brighton, UK | The Hope & Ruin

* opening for Gilla Band
^Independent Venue Week

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