Monday 15 February 2016

There Are No Limits In The Future Of The Left

Can't complain about a Monday morning when you get to start it with a new Falco special. Welsh legends Future Of The Left are back with a new album on the horizon, called The Peace & Truce Of Future Of The Left. The first taste is 'The Limits Of Battleships', a decidedly barbed satirical song, a jerky punch driven primarily by thick, spiked bass and skittish drums. Falco's spits barbed lines dipped in vitriol and sardonic hilarity that slash and serrate ('Two drinks for the limits of cool'. 'Two drinks for accountant's, 'Have you know anyone who can wear a hat indoors/Without guns or bodyguards to impress on the bare-headed hordes', 'Everybody has a prick in the game...There's no girls in this team', 'No drinks for the enemy combatants, no drinks for the door staff', 'It burns like writer's block'...). It is acerbic and harsh, sure, but there is a lot of space in this track; it isn't designed to rock in the most traditional sense. It is made to unnerve, to entice you in before denying you a proper release. The joke, as always, is on you.

The album comes out in April, when FotL head out on tour on the following dates:

Wed 20th April LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Thurs 21st April LONDON Electric Ballroom

Thurs 12th May CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 13th May MANCHESTER Night and Day
Sat 14th May GLASGOW Venue TBA

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