CMU Approved

Approved: Future Of The Left podcast

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2012

Future Of The Left

Future Of The Left’s Andy Falkous is known to pen a good line in quotable lyrics, as well as being an amusing writer away from the music. For evidence of this, you only need check his tweets and his recently blogged response to Pitchfork’s not entirely complimentary review of his band’s new album, ‘The Plot Against Common Sense’.

To promote said album, the band have coupled those two things (audio and writing, I guess, I may not have thought this link through properly) to create a podcast, which they have entitled ‘The Pilot Against Common Sense’. See what they did there?

Inspired, so they say, by The Enemy, Falkous and guitarist Jimmy Watkins, listeners are treated clips of songs from the new album, plus exclusive tracks from Gruff Rhys and The Smashing Pumpkins, as well as a feature on Northumberland by Glenn Danzig. Though now I think about it, it might not actually have been them. They had Danzig’s North East twang down perfectly though, I’m sure you’ll be taken in too.

It’s a surreal, often confusing, but funny ride through the world of Future Of The Left, which you can listen to below. Stick around to the end to hear ‘Home Taping Is Killing Susan’, a song they “recorded for the album and then decided wasn’t good enough”, in full.