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The Peach Fuzz tackle stereotypes on new single ‘Softie’

Alt-pop outfit, The Peach Fuzz are back with their third single, ‘Softie’ ahead of their upcoming UK tour.

Words by Jack Squibb

The Peach Fuzz return with new single ‘Softie’, ahead of their upcoming UK tour.
The Peach Fuzz return with new single ‘Softie’, ahead of their upcoming UK tour.

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Liverpool band, with the release of singles ‘The Outside Looking In’ and ‘Pisces’.

Now as they prepare to hit the road for their first headline UK tour, The Peach Fuzz are set to release their third single, ‘Softie’.

A single that sees the band take on the stereotypes of masculinity, venting frustrations over the stigmas men face. Singing over synth-laden melodies and a smooth bassline, frontman Nathaniel Cummings sings of how he’s told to not express himself, to keep his emotions to himself.

While he expresses himself, not afraid to “wear my heart on the outside… all to see…”. He then goes on to sing about how he‘s expected to bottle it all up, not to cry, not to speak out when things aren’t right inside.

It’s an important message with men being urged more than ever to understand that it’s okay to express yourself and not close yourself off when falling into a dark place mentally.

The band teamed up again with producer James Skelly, who has previously worked with Blossoms and She Drew The Gun.

Softie’ is out on Friday 28th February.

The Peach Fuzz then head out on their first headline tour on Wednesday 4th March in Leeds at the Lending Room. The tour includes stops in London, Cardiff and Manchester before finishing up with a hometown show in Liverpool at the Arts Club on Saturday 28th March.

Check our the full tour details below:

04/03 – Lending Room, Leeds
05/03 – Gullivers, Manchester
06/03 – Cafe Totem, Sheffield
07/03 – Garage, Glasgow
11/03 – Victoria Dalston, London
12/03 – The Moon, Cardiff
13/03 – Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
14/03 – Muthers, Birmingham
28/03 – Arts Club – Liverpool
Tickets are on sale now via the band’s site.

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