From Indie Exile To Wembley Stadium
It’s a funny old world. A few months ago The Futureheads looked like a band with their best days firmly behind them after their second album sank without trace and a bust up with their record left them in the equivalent of a music abyss. Fast forward and the Sunderland lads have their own record label, a new album grabbing people’s attention and a supporting slot with the Foo Fighters at Wembley stadium. Not bad for a band that was written off.
Wasting no time launching into their set, The Futureheads mark their entrance onto the Wembley stage with an addictively energetic burst of ‘Beginning Of The Twist’ instantly transforming the crowd into a wave of jumping bodies as its frantically spiky guitar jabs collide with the urgently ferocious vocals of lead singer Barry Hyde. Picking lively favourites to kick the crowd into a party mood, The Futureheads set is all about feel good, fun seeking songs delivered with infectious energy as ‘Decent Days And Nights’ induces comical dance antics from certain sections of the crowd before ‘Skip To The Head’ punches with short, punk tinged beats that contend with jerky vocals and bouts of chant like harmonies. Of course The Futureheads can’t get away from a certain song that they decided to cover with ‘Hounds Of Love’ echoing around the stadium. With its catchy bursts of “oh,oh,oh’s” snaking their way around the terraces, the band still look to be enjoying the performance, grateful of the songs effect on their career as they perform it with the razor sharp tightness that is so essential to their sound and that makes their set buzz.
Frantically fun and irresistibly addictive, The Futureheads set is brimming with a combination of solid vocal harmonies and massive edgy guitars that tackle you at break neck speed and jolts everyone into life. From indie exile to Wembley stadium; not bad for a little band from Sunderland.