I’ve only recently become a fan of the Futureheads. I caught them when they played a charity event at the Roundhouse. I really liked the short sharp shock, instancy of their music. So I’ve been keeping an eye out for their gigs. Unfortunately (or so I thought), this tour turned out to be an a cappella tour. A cappella, in my opinion, is fine in small doses, and their recent acapella album, was a few song long of being the right length. Individually the music was good, collectively it felt too ‘samey’. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from tonight’s gig.
My trepidation was unfounded. Instead tonight’s gigs at the excellent Union Chapel, was a fun filled 90 minutes of excellent vocal harmonisation, interspersed by imaginative acoustic takes on their back catalogue with some interesting covers, such as a Black Eyed Peas number.
For the last few numbers, the lads were ably supported by their support act, The Cornshed Sisters, and a London choir. It was a great finish to a great night’s entertainment.