This blog is mainly self-indulgent, self-gratifying and self-read rubbish. I know that most people don’t care if I’ve found this ‘hot new band’ about 4 years and 16 headline tours after everyone else, but I feel like I should post it anyway. It passes the time, and dulls the pain of Radiohead playing Idioteque during there headline set at Leeds festival last night. Actually, very little can dull the pain of that, but this morning I am trying to get rid of the resentment by listening to the electro-pop of Future Islands.
The thing is though, I’m still posting this for myself. You see, Future Islands are touring the U.K in the coming weeks (and it’s a pretty long tour as well), and I’d quite like to see them despite being very very very poor. It’s a predicament. So I’m going to write this and hope it persuades me to shell out for two tickets to see them.
I know that it’s another mini trend on here when posting about new bands, but they do sound incredibly like they’re a forgotten 80’s band at times – during certain songs, it’s impossible to listen to their keyboards riffs and not think of Enola Gay era Orcherstral Music in the Dark, which is always ALWAYS a good thing. The lead singer I’m still unsure about – I’m not sure whether he makes or breaks the band. His voice is distinctive to say the least – low pitched, and sounds a lot like he’s gurning whilst singing. However, he’s apparently amazing live, which I’ll always see as a bonus.
As a unit, they certainly know how to craft a catchy pop tune, so they’re definitely worth a download. They do have a tendency towards some bad lyrics (examples: ‘You turned my head so fast you broke my neck’ and ‘Now I’m cutting myself, watching you cutting yourself’), so you can always delete but I bet you won’t.
and here’s details of their UK tour. hope to see you on the 10th:
07.09 – Glasgow – Captains Rest
08.09 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Petes
09.09 – Dublin – Upstairs at Whelens
10.09 – Manchester – The Bay House
12.09 – Liverpool – Club Evol- Korova
13.09 – Leeds – Royal Park Cellar
14.09 – Nottingham – Bodega
15.09 – Brighton – Free Butt
16.09 – Bristol – Start the Bus
17.09 – Bournemouth – Ibar
18.09 – London – The Lexington