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Cardiff rockers play on first day of Austin bash

Future Of The Left played a lunch-time slot at the South By Southwest festival in Austin at 1:15pm [CMT] today (March 18), previewing a slew of new songs set for their forthcoming second album.

The band, playing on the open rooftop at Maggie Mae’s, played new songs ‘Arming Eritrea’, ‘Chin Music’ and ‘Land Of My Formers’, showcasing a raw, frenetic, heavy dynamic for the trio’s June-bound second studio effort.

A few electrical gremlins set in shortly into the set, causing a brief interval as sound was restored to the microphones. “Good to have a bit of ambience,” frontman Andy Falkous joked, referencing the soft funk-pop band playing on the adjacent roof.

They ended their set with ‘Cloak The Dagger’, drenched in sweat due to the scorching conditions at the Texas bash, bassist Kelson Mathias bursting into the crowd and slinging a photographer’s bag over his shoulder while Falkous destroyed his guitar strings with a drum stick.

Future Of The Left played:

‘Arming Eritrea
‘Chin Music’
‘Small Bones Small Bodies’
‘Manchasm’
‘Land Of My Formers’
‘My Gymnastic Past
‘Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood’
‘Cloak The Dagger’

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