The “Why The Fuck Didn’t I Know About This Earlier” Award: Future of the Left

Future to the Left - Plot Agains Common Sense album cover

Had I known the history of this band I probably wouldn’t have ignored them for so long. 2/3 of the seminal, incredible post-hardcore group Mclusky are more or less keeping their dream of scathing vocal bombs dropped on anyone and anything that deserves it. Andy “Falco” Falkous has always had a penchant for pissing people off, a tradition that is still alive and well on Future of the Left’s latest release. “Going Bald was the new Nirvana / Then Staying Up Late was the New Nirvana/Dressing your child as a prostitute/Was the quickest route to fame/Girls Aloud were the new Nirvana/Then any old shit was the new Nirvana.” Working with a plethora of characters, some of whom are far more tangible than others, all of whom separate themselves from normal, but that doesn’t mean they’re innocent. “Robocop 4 is in pre-production/Like Robocop 3 wasn’t bad enough” too true, too true.

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