Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Futureheads - "The Chaos"

The Futureheads return looking for the proper follow-up to their acclaimed debut. Their new album, The Chaos, out today on their new label Dovecote Records, hits the mark. The experimentation of their past two releases has been replaced with the frantic off-beat energy they became known for.

The title track, “The Chaos” opens the album with a spirited countdown, “5, 4, 3, 2, 1!”, and the instruction to “Get on your marks…” and retains the band’s robotic time signatures, impeccable quirky harmonies and punk energy as a great return to form and introduction to this new batch of songs. The first single, “Struck Dumb” features a buzzing guitar riff and an infectious chorus with a short acappella breakdown. Just like “Struck Dumb”, another standout track, “I Can Do That” features a positive message to go along with their trademark complex vocal melodies. “Heartbeat Song” is pure power-pop with a bouncy New Wave vibe. “Stop The Noise” stands out with a call and response on the verse and a stop and start rhythm. And “The Connector” much like the rest of the album, displays the bands sense of humor with quirky vocal harmonies and lyrics; reminding us why The Futureheads were one of our favorite bands in the first place.

If you were one of those fair-weather fans that jumped off the bands’ wagon after their second album, you better jump back on and hope there is still room because The Chaos is the album you have been waiting for.

Download "Struck Dumb" here: http://www.dovecoterecords.com/media/mp3s/StruckDumb.mp3

For more info click here: http://www.thefutureheads.co.uk/ and http://www.dovecoterecords.com/


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