It’s been approximately twenty four hours since my ears discovered the energetic, irreverent, post-hardcore fury of Future of the Left, and I’ve had to calm down before I could write something vaguely intelligible about them. Yes, I really am that excited about this gig, and I want to see the Fleece packed to the rafters with fans, old and new.
There’s never been a better time for FOTL. Breaking free from record company disillusionment to release on their own fledgling label prescriptions, their newest album, ‘How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident’ was a crowd-funding mega success, amassing the entire funding goal within just five hours.
The band are renowned for their raucous live shows; expect a melee of rip-sawing guitar riffs, slick, rollicking drumming and crunchy, dirty bass, all punctuated by sharp-witted Falco’s controlled explosions of eloquence bouncing off the walls. If you’re looking for a refreshing antidote to the flood of mediocre young bands who lack any real engagement with the finer points of society, other than its regrettable yawnings, then you’ll be pleased to find that FOTL continue to carve a path through the bullshit.
Check out ‘Bread, Cheese, Bow and Arrow’ right here: