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futureheads19.jpg The Futureheads is NOW

One of the greatest bands to come out of the region THIS CENTURY are The Futureheads and they’re back, baby!

Is 15 a special anniversary? Who knows? Who cares? Certainly not Sunderland’s finest The Futureheads who are celebrating 15 years since the release of their self-titled debut album which me, and the wider, in-the-know, post-punk-indie-clatter community, took immediately to our collective bosom. The album still sounds whiplash-smart today and stuffed with harmonious yelping and tunes that grab your lapels from get-go and never let up. It also contains their glorious cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds of Love’, which, if memory serves, was the NME’s Single of the Year in 2004. On their latest tour the reformed band will be playing that extraordinary album in full alongside old favourite AND new stuff! Yep, the band have just banged out ‘Powers’ their first (electric) long-player in a decade and it’s suitably amazing. Get on it!

Futureheads, Wednesday 4 September, Bonded Warehouse, 150 Low Street, Sunderland, 7pm, £17. (Note: the band are also playing University of Northumbria in Newcastle on Friday 13 December.) Tickets: thefutureheads.com