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Mackem musical stalwarts The Futureheads celebrate 15 years since the release of their debut album with a gig at Northumbria University on Friday 13th December, performing the album in its entirety as well as old and new favourites.

Against the swathes of twee indie twiddlers of the early-00s, the band cut against the grain with their self-titled debut release. With a sound that blended the urgency of post-punk with the melodic sensibilities of pop, the colloquial musings of tracks like Decent Days And Nights and Meantime garnered critical and commercial acclaim, whilst their epochal cover of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love became an instant indie anthem. Far from content to wallow in their previous successes however, the quartet released their first electric album in a decade earlier this year, Powers, to the delight of fans and critics alike.

The band’s fifth full-length captures the razor-sharp songwriting of Barry Hyde and Ross Millard: spanning the monstrous, disorientating riffage of Jekyll, to the taut idiomatic interjections of Good Night Out. If live shows earlier this year are any indication, then expect a vivacious performance from a much-loved local band, delighting in the moment along with those who aren’t daft enough to miss the occasion.   

The Futureheads play Northumbria University, Newcastle on Friday 13th December

 

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