Pascal Stevenson [Moaning, Girl Pool] recently shared debut album Scrutiny, under artist name Fashion Club. Scrutiny perfectly emits that post-punk atmosphere you've been waiting for; pulling together wavy synths, pungent bass-lines, and those classic post-punk drum tones featuring sonically resonant low-end vocals.
Stevenson opens up about the debut, “Scrutiny deals with a host of different themes — addiction, identity, morality, etc. It’s about change, wanting to be and feel different, and working from within to shift your reality into something more manageable. I think it’s easy to read it as a pretty bleak take on those themes, but ultimately I want people to come away from the record feeling hopeful and find some power to look within themselves in a really truthful way. And I hope that those that feel or have felt immense pain in their lives listen to these songs and maybe feel seen or understood in some small way.”
Make sure to catch Fashion Club this Summer, supporting Shamir on tour (dates below.)
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