The Futureheads - 'Beeswing'

The Futureheads - 'Beeswing'

?Let’s be honest: the whole a cappella thing might have been a cute little idea in principle, but it was a bit much over a full album. Still, if you’re looking for an example of when it works well, there ain’t a better example on ‘Rant’...

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The Futureheads - 'Rant'

The Futureheads - 'Rant'

During some recent channel-hopping, the remote stopped on Melvyn Bragg’s …On Class And Culture , where a colliery band were parping ‘My Heart Will Go On’ over archival footage of miners. “I didn’t realise this song was this old!” I...

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The Futureheads - 'Acapella' (Kelis cover)

The Futureheads - 'Acapella' (Kelis cover)

The Futureheads covering Kelis in the style of a barbershop quartet is easily the funniest thing they’ve done since the ‘Hounds Of Love’ video. But it’s also strangely touching and – worryingly - soothing. Come December we’re gonna...

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Album Review: The Futureheads - 'The Chaos' (Nul)

The Futureheads - 'The Chaos' (Nul)

The Futureheads are a bit like the art-pop Heinz beans; despite the occasional professed new and improved recipe they’ll always reliably and essentially remain the same. You might stray over to a newer, seemingly more exciting pulse, but...

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The Futureheads

The Futureheads

If he dies, he dies.” So spake metaphorical commie fearmonger Ivan Drago as his opponent’s central nervous system spasmed its last all over a bloodstained canvas at the start of Rocky IV. What are we doing quoting Rocky IV here, you ask? Well,...

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The Futureheads

The Futureheads

Entombed within a wall-mounted frame, proudly hung above the pile of football biographies on the floor, there hangs a signed Manchester United shirt. Over on the CD rack, thousands of jewel cases, taking in the disparate back catalogues of Fugazi,...

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The Futureheads

The Futureheads

OK, so this is the most conventional ’Heads song yet – there are no asymmetric turns and only a hint of the lobotomised barbershop quartet that we’ve come to know and love. However, ‘The Beginning Of The Twist’ is the type of roaring and...

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The Futureheads; KCLSU, London, Thursday November 29

The Futureheads; KCLSU, London, Thursday...

This time last year, it appeared The Futureheads were cruelly fated to be one of those two-album bands: victims of our novelty-obsessed, use-once-and-destroy musical culture. It just didn’t seem right; surely they were too smart, funny and...

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The Futureheads

The Futureheads

“If I hear one person talking about these days… I will explode!” So Barry and Ross sing on the opening line of the ’Heads’ comeback. OK, come the chorus they’re referring to the space-time continuum instead of their time as indie...

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The Futureheads: News And Tributes

The Futureheads: News And Tributes

Bands that survive beyond the ecstatic whoosh of novelty fall into two categories: there are those who make a brilliant debut album who then lure their fanbase with endless promises that, “Our next one is our best since (insert brilliant debut...

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