The US agit-rock collective The Future is Pointless released their début and eponymous EP last month.
The Future is Pointless
The oppressive cloak that descends in to the room is made more gloomy by the distortion that fizzes through the speakers.
The approximately seventeen minutes of the five track EP are intriguing slabs of sound with influences of dark rock and dubstep both being evident, allowing The Future is Pointless to deliver a soundtrack, that while settling on an industrial landscape is speckled with glimpses of funk giving the material a discombobulation that suits to a tee the nature of the subject matter.
The middle number is Mother Fucker and my pick of the release.
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Seb Olrog (Drums), Alex J (Guitar / Vocals) and Lee Switzer (Bass / Vocals) from Reading in England form the protest-rock outfit Launch Control.
Having been around for a few years, since the reveal of the single Cardiac Arrest in 2012 (available on bandcamp) Launch Control have never lost their zeal in delivering music of political fulmination wrapped in high octane pulses of rock.
As regular readers will know I am often to be found wearing a pair of 14 hole DMs as I write reviews, ready to launch in to a pogo at any opportune moment and unsurprisingly I have spent as much time colliding with desks and chairs listening to the back-catalogue of material as I have spent at the keyboard typing. For those wishing to keep their furniture intact – Launch Control are not a trio who work purely by volume and sweat on the brow as the music and lyric flow around each other with considered approach.
The percussion sets the mood for the pieces, whilst guitar delivers the compression while the bass is given the space to flow betwixt the two as vocal, rather than raging, delivers considered enunciation, the totality of which is a series of songs which allow the audience either to hoick up the speakers or leave them on level playing field and in either setting Launch Control are able to deliver compositions which clearly assimilates the context of their framing.
From their most recent release Behind Redacted Lines (also available on bandcamp) Moving Targets.
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