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Future of the Left

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Cardiff, Wales (2005 – present)

future of the left is an band formed in 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. The current line-up is Andrew Falkous (aka Falco) (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jimmy Watkins (guitar), Julia Ruzicka (bass) and Jack Egglestone (drums). Their signature style combines minimalist guitar or synth riffs with Falco’s darkly satirical lyrics delivered with ferocious energy; but many songs also contain strong melodies, varied dynamics, time changes and vocal harmonies.

future of the left formed from the remains of two other Cardiff bands: ex-mclusky members Falkous and Egglestone joined forces with former Jarcrew vocalist Kelson Mathias and bassist Hywel Evans. Evans soon left to start his own group so Mathias took up the bass, and after initial gigs under a variety of tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms the remaining trio debuted as Future Of The Left in September 2006.

Initially remaining with mclusky’s label Too Pure, future of the left made their first release with the double A-side Fingers Become Thumbs / The Lord Hates a Coward in January 2007. After two more singles the album Curses was released in September 2007. Falco’s abrasive guitar riffs and vocals remained to the fore, but keyboards were now added to the sonic arsenal: chiefly a Roland analogue synth but also acoustic piano on album closer The Contrarian.

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