Astoria, London on 17th May 2005
Reviewed by Rall on 23rd May 2005
Crazy shouty people. I don't know who they are or where they're from (now there's a change!), but they were certainly good. More women should wear sparkly ball gowns and gloves up to their elbows. They shouldn't all get hair like that though...
The Mystery Jets
The Mystery Jets are just fantastic. Admittedly they seem to have brought their dad with them tonight, either that or they need to put their roadies back in their place (in that big trailer that the tour bus tows).
You should all know by now that I'm rubbish at this actually knowing who support bands are, let alone the names of any of their songs, but you should go along to their website and download any track you can get your hands on. Hopefully they're as good on track as they are live. If not, you'll just have to believe me that they were fucking brilliant.
The Futureheads may be slightly nerdy and have an unnatural obsession with Kate Bush, but you can't fault a band who chose to appear on stage to sound of Sparkz (this town ain't big enough for the both of us *doo-doo-doo-doo*, bloody genius).
My memory fails me as to what songs they played, but I think they pretty much played the whole album, a couple of new ones and couple of B-sides.
The Futureheads have the potential to be a bit of a fad, the new songs weren't exactly thrilling, but if they had the right inspiration and enough breathing space (like they'll be getting any of that in the near future) they'd certainly be able to surpass expectations.
The one low point of the gig was the bunch of wankers stood on the stairs at the back not letting anyone past. Not that anyone except the poor bloke who got the shit kicked out of him noticed them (well, OK, and all those people who had to squeeze their way past the impenetrable wall of gits, honestly, whatever happened to a bit of courtesy, I had to threaten people with pissing on their shoes if they didn't let me through to the toilets).
Anyway, yes, the Futureheads rock and I danced all the way through.
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