Both these songs are also unafraid to make explicit reference to Joey and Roddy’s sexual activities, while Baby You’re My Everything and Lover are more delicate hymns to their love. MAN ON MAN is very much a celebration of their relationship, at once intimate and, given depressingly persistent prejudices, political. This wider sense of relevance comes to the fore on another of the record’s standout cuts, It’s So Fun (To Be Gay), an anthem as inclusive as it is understated. And while the album ends quietly, with Kamikaze and the subtly moving It Floated, it’s that sense of fun that burns brightest in its aftermath.
For fans of: Neutral Milk Hotel, Glitterer, Teenage Wrist
MAN ON MAN is out now via Big Scary Monsters / Polyvinyl