Thursday, June 09, 2005

Concert Preview: The Futureheads@Metro 6/10/05

This Friday, UK post-punk darlings The Futureheads will be in town to bring their angular Anglo rock to the Metro stage. Riding in on the coattails of fellow young Brit punks like Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party, The Futureheads released their debut album domestically last fall and are now headlining their first North American tour. Besides comparisons to their modern peers, they've also been compared to such classic English bands as Wire, XTC and Gang of Four. The latter certainly attributable to the fact that The Futureheads were able to snag Gang of Four's Andy Gill to produce their debut full-length. If you're still on the fence about whether to check out their show on Friday or just have simply never even heard their music before, click on the links below for video clips from their recent performance at the Henry Fonda Theatre in L.A. to get a sneak preview of what they'll sound like at Metro. The all ages show starts at 7pm, High Speed Scene opens. "Le Garage" Windows Lo Windows Hi Quicktime "Hounds Of Love" Windows Lo Windows Hi Quicktime "A to B" Windows Lo Windows Hi Quicktime

2 Comments:

Anonymous Bill V said...

I have seen them twice and they are a very different type of high powered band, with all four members helping out with the vocals. Two minute songs, say like Wire or Gang of Four, with sort of an accapella quality. Don't miss it!

6/09/2005 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous popscum said...

oh my god was "Hounds of Love" was the shit. for the intro they split the crowd into two halves -- left side singing with dark-haired glasses-wearing boy and right side singing with tall-ass bassist boy -- to engage in this friendly war of "who can do the best a cappella singing along w/ a Futureheads member?" And instead of "stomp-stomp-clap!" the crowd broke into a cappella chanting again to bring em back. what a happy show. it was all very O.C., i felt 17 again.

6/11/2005 09:08:00 PM  

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