‘HOUNDS OF LOVE’ By FUTUREHEADS – Released 15 Years Ago Today…

21 February 2020

Band: The Futureheads (2000–2013, 2018–present)
Single: Hounds Of Love
B-side: Man Made
Released: 21 February 2005 – 15 years ago today
AlbumSelf-titled debut LP  – released in 2004
Note 1: The song is a cover of Kate Bush’s title track
from her third album – released in 1985 – a song about
being afraid to fall in love, in the song this feeling is
compared to being chased by a pack of hounds
Note 2:When performing the song live the band
sometimes divided up the audience in two halves to sing
the a capella parts of the track which usually brought the
public into a state of euphoria (I experienced it myself once)
Score: The single peaked at #8 on the UK Singles Chart
and was NME’s track of the year

Here we go… Oh Oh Oh

Sing along live version (Glastonbury 2005)…

Kate Bush‘s original version…

THE FUTUREHEADS: Facebook

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – Eponymous Debut LP THE FUTUREHEADS…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Futureheads’ by THE FUTUREHEADS
Released: 12 July 2004 – The British band first LP

ALL MUSIC review: “On their self-titled full-length debut, The Futureheads turn
the promise of their early EPs and singles into an almost relentlessly playful, lively,
and smart album of zippy post-punk-pop. Even though shades of XTC, the Jam, and
Gang of Four (whose Andy Gill produced the album) jump out at almost every turn
on Futureheads, the band’s chiming, precise vocal harmonies — which sound more
British Invasion than new wave — give their sound a distinctive kick.”

Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With the speedy guitars, the agitated pace, clever harmonies and amazingly catchy tunes it felt like The Futureheads reinvented punk.

TOP TRACKS: Robot / A to B / Decent Days And Nights /
Meantime / ALMS / Stupid And Shallow

ALBUM in full…

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Probably the most harmonious punk band ever

(photo: FB The Futureheads)