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 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…

During some recent channel-hopping, the remote stopped on Melvyn Bragg’s [i]…On Class And Culture[/i], where a colliery band were parping ‘My Heart Will Go On’ over archival footage of miners.…

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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…

[a]The Futureheads[/a] 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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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;…

“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…

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…

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“Notjustshouty! Mackemblokes anymore! ShoutyMackemblokes! (Three second pause). Mackemblokesblokes!” Oh no; there was a time when, such was The Futureheads’ disdain for linear time signature and coherent chorus line that you…