What type of gay mag would we be if we couldn’t bring ourselves to mention a band that has no problem stripping down to their undies during their performances?
FM Belfast is not really a band, it is a community, a force, a friend. You should not treat them as yet another buzz-worthy mp3 clamouring for your attention; you should treat them as a potential friend or lover, a welcome addition to your life that accepts you for who you are, and wants you to be more of it. Who are they, though? For the past four years, Icelandic electropop group FM Belfast have been perfecting the art of reading an audience and connecting with it, using their steadily growing skills to hone a music that catches easily, yet runs deep; an art of performing that can—and usually does—induce unique and euphoric states in large crowds of people, or just in your headphones. It is harsh and technical, warm and embracing and organic, thoughtful and giddy and cool and inclusive. FM Belfasts’s is a carefree, light-hearted empathy with balls and vigour, an almost aggressively welcoming party.
To see the band in their pants go to www.vimeo.com/21480001
Out: 3rd June – Don’t Want To Sleep – Morr Music