Relentless and brutal are the two words that define the group’s evolving sound. With punk roots and power-pop sensibilities, Alternative-Punk band Family Man burst onto the scene in 2019. Their debut EP “What’s New” was a refined cacophony of experimental synths, deeply personal lyricism and punk enthusiasm. When asked about the future, the band has said that they are moving on to address deeper issues such as sexuality, religion, deeply rooted trauma, and death. Iconoclast, the forthcoming album explores the darker sides of the member’s life experiences and condenses it all into a gut-wrenching and poignantly intentional piece of work. Despite the weight of the topics Iconoclast is based on, the group has managed to retain a “tongue-in-cheekiness” about themselves, which speaks to the underlying theme of finding true comfort in the most uncomfortable situations.
Their latest single “CRAWLERS” explores the idea of a toxic relationship and the line between symbiosis and parasitism. Drawn from personal experience, the song equates a toxic person to an insect, nothing more than a soul-sucking parasite. While we are quick to blame them for their indiscretions, upon further reflection however, the earth-shattering conclusion that we are also at fault can be just as devastating, as we see ourselves “becoming a crawler too”.