What should be a victorious lap of honour round the country for the Futureheads has somehow managed to in fact, turn into an eye-of-the-storm type affair, as the North East chaps finally, finally earn the public acclaim that had evaded them up until Christmas.
Following the really rather tremendous success of their punka-Bush cover of 'Hounds Of Love_', and a massive NME-tour leg up, it looks like 2005, not 2004 is going to be their year. Which means dusting off the old marketing plans and going for broke one more time as the band's weary limbs wobble-jitter around the globe in a groundhog day flourish.
Fittingly, 'Decent Days And Nights' is another back-to-the-start pointer, this being released a year ago, when a lot less people actually cared. It's been re-touched, but is essentially the same storming pop song it always was. Both single and band are set for new and deserved acclamation now; funny how these things happen...
8Gareth Dobson's Score