Future Of The Left are excited to announce that they will release their new record, ‘the plot against common sense’ on 11th June 2012 through Xtra Mile Recordings in the UK and Europe and on 12th June in North America through Xtra Mile/ILG.
Constituting 49.8 minutes of singing, shouting, slinking, smashing and (at times) sobbing, the album is the best thing the band have put their name to in this or any other dimension, a fact which is not open to debate.
Recently expanded to a four-piece, initially as a bet, the band originally conceived the record as a Broadway musical based on the recent British phone-hacking scandal but were forced to abandon this idea due to budgetary restrictions. This is not a joke. After writing hundreds of songs fifteen were recorded and placed into an order deliberately selected to exhibit the full dynamic range of the experience, a gift which will be lost to anybody who regularly utilitises the shuffle function on their mp3 player.
From the upcoming summer of sport (‘failed olympic bid’) to the creative bankruptcy of the movie industry (‘robocop 4 – fuck off robocop’), urban outfitted riots (‘city of exploded children’) and the gigantic rumbling mediocrity of celebrity culture (‘notes on achieving orbit’), ‘the plot against common sense’ is a mostly very loud condemnation of many things, some of which are very easy targets indeed.
Recent single ‘sheena is a t-shirt salesman’ is currently being blasted out across the airways played and championed by Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter, Huw Stephens as well as XFM, 6Music and Kerrang! Radio. They are also heading out on an eagerly anticipated headline tour across the UK and Europe. Full dates are as follows:
1 Diksmuide, 4AD Belgium
2 Paris: La Maroquinerie, France
3 Lille, La Peniche, France
5 Brussels, VK, Belgium
7 Cheltenham, Frog and Fiddle (2000 Trees "launch" party)
8 Nottingham, Bodega
9 Manchester, Deaf Institute
10 Newcastle, Academy 2
11 Glasgow, King Tuts
13 Brighton, The Haunt
14 London, XOYO
14 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
21 Sheffield Tramlines Festival
29 Off The Cuff Festival
5 Matlock YNOT Festival
9 Croatia, Zagreb Terraneo Festival