When a band plateaus in regards to the size of their audience, there are always questions to be asked. When this plateau lasts for over a decade, this is even truer. Is it due to a change in tastes and the band's reaction to these changes, or merely a complacency or happiness to stick with what they have, refusing to challenge themselves and break their mould? Future Of The Left, containing the heart and warped brains of Mclusky, have clocked up over 15 years on the road in both their past and present form and yet find themselves in the same 150-200 capacity venues they have inhabited for nearly a score of groundhog day years. Why? Well it's hard to say.
Continue reading: Future Of The Left, Live Review
The undersung Future of the Left continue to inspire nonsensical dread with new EP 'Polymers are Forever.' Front man Andy Falco has been excelling at this since his days in Mclusky, pedalling dense, dark lyricisms which terrify and amuse in equal measure. As usual it is his ferocious charisma that overwhelms this EP. But the Mclusky card is overplayed as a frame of reference for FOTL, who have experimented with a greater breadth of musical style and influence than their formers.
Continue reading: Future of the Left, Polymers Are Forever EP Review
Review of Future Of The Left live at The Faversham, Leeds 04/07/09
Continue reading: Future Of The Left, The Faversham, Leeds Live Review
Review of Future Of The Left's album Travels With Myself and Another.
Continue reading: Future Of The Left, Travels With Myself and Another Album Review