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Powers is the first album in 200 years (seven, really) by Sunderland angular indie band, The Futureheads. It’s their sixth album and comes with very little information. I’m guessing that if you’re a fan of the band then you’ll be very excited. If you’re new to them, go and listen to their other stuff and then think about buying this.

Limited Vinyl LP £16.99 PWRSVINDIE

Limited edition, indies only magenta coloured vinyl LP on Nul Records.

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Black vinyl LP on Nul Records.

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CD £11.49 PWRSCD

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Powers by The Futureheads
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6/10 Daoud 30 August 2019

You know what. Fair play to the Futureheads. All I really know about the Sunderland band is that they came to fame by covering a Kate Bush song, admittedly an odd path to the top of the indie rock pack that should have made me realise there was something more going on.

It’s 2019 now, 15 years after they released the cover that would change everything, and I am listening to their new album ‘Powers’. And it’s good! This is an album full of fast and exciting indie rock that is kept inline by earnest and effortful vocals. And remember all those “ooh ooooh”s in ‘Hounds of Love’? They’re still here but now they providing wonderful harmonies to whatever the lead vocals are doing. And what vocals! There’s snarled vocals and soaring choruses and oh I feel about 13 again, getting into music for the first time. 

After the vocals, it’s probably the guitars that are the next most interesting thing about ‘Powers’. On ‘Electric Shock’ they play little arpeggiated runs that bring the song to life, on ‘Headcase’ the opening riff sounds like it’s being played so hard that it’s audibly going out of tune. The Futureheads take an inventive approach to how they write their riffs means listening to the whole album is pretty exciting just to find out what they do next.

So here we are, 15 years later. ‘Hounds of Love’ is still an absolute banger. And ‘Powers’? It’s alright!


9/10 Jason Customer rating (no review), 16th September 2019

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