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, inspired by the turmoil of one of the members’ recent breakups. But 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. This is undoubtedly the rawest Family Man has ever been.
Some recent clippings from coverage on Family Man
"Family Man has a guttural, full throttle approach here, feral yet absolutely precise, vocals ranting in spoken words but also sung. The rattling drums and assaultive guitar work, at times, feels like gunshots, feels militaristic.
Amazing track, superbly hardcore in terms of it's emotional gravitational pull. I absolutely dig this track."
Last Day Deaf
"packs a punch that combines the raw power of IDLES, the punk attitude of Viagra Boys, and the infectious catchiness of shame. This Canadian outfit is all set to claim the 2023 rock crown"
Girl at the Rock Shows
"what Family Man has done with all of these sounds and styles is brilliant. Sure, the song feels a bit scattered and all over the place but it works and, when the journey that is “I AM THE ONE” is over and done, you will surely be left with a couple of questions and a new addiction in the form of Family Man."
"Within seconds they were already impossible to ignore and seemed to exude an aura that demanded your attention. - Family Man certainly made a successful reintroduction to Ottawa, and with a live show that felt like nothing less than a party with your best friends, you can truly tell that this is one genuinely happy Family…Man."
'“CONVICTION” is the unapologetic, in your FACE single from alt-punk four piece Family Man off of their upcoming album Iconoclast. Family Man has a feel somewhere between newer, angular indie rock and a touch of old school, falling somewhere between Parquet Courts, Fontaines D.C., and Black Flag. "