259 – The Futureheads – Decent Days And Nights (2004)
Written by The Futureheads
Produced by Paul Epworth
Label – 679/Sire
2004 was a year full of promise for any fan of British Indie rock and pop. Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Maximo Park and this quartet of XTC obsessed Mackems all came to prominence for an all too brief moment, trailblazers for a movement that fizzled out in the next few years. Most fans would probably pick the band’s bewildering and highly entertaining cover of Kate Bush’s “Hounds Of Love” as their defining tune. For this listener though, the instant thrilling shiver from this single, the quality riff, the jitterpunk rush is hard to resist. Decent days indeed!