Tuesday, 5 June 2012
future of the left
future of the left were initially cobbled together from the leftover bits of Jarcrew and mclusky. Or possibly blended together from all the finest bits of Jarcrew and mclusky. It's hard to tell, I've never really given Jarcrew or mclusky much of a listen. I'll get around to it eventually.
In any case, future of the left might perhaps have been destined to join my musical to-do list behind their ancestors, but for the fine set that I drunkenly stumbled into at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival. A finer display of alternative rock and contempt for morons I have seldom seen, and cash was instantly exchanged for records.
And, as is so often the case with my perilously short attention span, I more or less forgot about them until the song The Lord Hates A Coward shuffled its way to the top of my playlist. This mostly resulted in my spending the day singing "she's got a lot of pickled onions hanging from her thighs" to myself, much to the bemusement of my work colleagues.
After a bit of a re-shuffle, future of the left are now cobbled together from the leftover/bestest bits of future of the left and other stuff - new bassist Julia played in the very excellent Million Dead, whilst new guitarist Jimmy Watkins' past is altogether more sinister and mysterious. By which I mean I couldn't find out by looking at the first Google result.
It would seem that all the swagger and bile is still very much present and correct however, if the first release from the new record "Sheena is a T-shirt Salesman" is anything to go by. The band is touring very soon - go and throw money at them so they'll keep doing this sort of thing.