Monday, August 09, 2004

Take your shoes off and throw them in the lake

1. The Futureheads' version of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love was never meant to be on their debut album, originating as it did on a limited edition 7" and not really intended for mass consumption. But copies of the 7" started selling for outrageous prices on ebay and so they stuck it on their recently released, and absolutely excellent, LP. Now every article I read mentions it (and the chaps at Fluxblog provide the track for download) and you wonder whether getting this track out as a single is now on the agenda? Guessing that, however proud of the cover the band might be, the group are far keener on releasing their own material, one can't help wondering whether it'll be too good an opportunity to miss. Somehow it took a good year longer for the press to pick up on The Futureheads than it did with Franz Ferdinand. Now it's the Futureheads turn. And Hounds of Love is magnificent.

Visit Fluxblog and download the song.

Also listening to:
2. Afuken - Fabric 17 LP (brilliant minimal tech-house set)
3. Mark B feat Tommy Evans - Move... Now (fantasic uk b-boy / bollywood mash; download a clip here)
4. Sonic Youth - Kim Gordon and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream (brilliant ode to Mariah Carey from the 'Youth's slightly patchy new album)
5. Liars - Broken Witch (awesome, demented first track from their ragged, brilliant 'They were wrong so we drowned' LP - listen to a clip here)

1 comment:

Ben said...

I just can't get over how good 'Hounds Of Love' is - that said, though, the whole album is brilliant.

As for Sonic Nurse - well, I'm not sure it's patchy. In fact I think for the most part it's a fantastic distillation of everything they're about - but the slight disappointment comes from the feeling that for the first time in their career they've not moved on from the previous album.

(And thanks for the kind words about SWSL!)