Gig Review: MAN ON MAN @ Broadcast, Glasgow (13th May, 2022)

NYC’s ‘gay lover band’, MAN ON MAN, announced their arrival at Broadcast in typically provocative fashion: ‘#gayglasgow, we’re here. Cum on.’

Local indie rocker Jack Brotherhood was invited to open and his solo set was warmly received, with anthemic new single ‘Heteronormativity’ a particular highlight.

When Roddy and Joey graced the tiny basement stage, they quickly set the tone, sharing a passionate kiss before filling the room with their unconventional brand of explicitly gay alternative rock and showing just how delightful a racket two guys with electric guitars and a keyboard can make.

The earworm electronics, irresistible choruses, and chugging riffs of ‘1983’, ‘Two at a Time’ and ‘Daddy’ all sounded massive, especially when juxtaposed with the tender ‘Baby, You’re My Everything’ and the jaunty ‘Beach House’.

In the end, they didn’t play the iconic ‘It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)’ but its positive spirit was very much alive and well on the night.

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