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brilliant song, brilliant remix,
This review is from: Hounds Of Love [2 Track CD] [CD 1] (Audio CD)
18 months after it first started doing the rounds on the internet, the Futureheads finally release Kate Bush cover "Hounds Of Love", the bonus track from their eponymous debut album. With heavy Macken accents, jagged guitars and four-part vocals - it's barely recognisable when compared to the original and works surprisingly well. Like their other material, it's indie with an art-rock twist - it comes highly recommended if you like their other singles "First Day", "Decent Days and Nights" or "Meantime". The guitar style can be likened to Bloc Party or Franz Ferdinand, but neither of those have the depth of the four-part harmonies. Still, if you like the latest wave of Britrock acts, I recommend this highly.
CD1 is backed with (indie disco master) Phones remix of the title track, with a disco beat added and the vocals recut, with added keyboard effects in the background. It's hard to describe, but the recut vocals add a different feel to the song, and the keyboards add a whole different tune - the song as a whole has been thoroughly disco'd and it's brilliant. Unless you don't like disco, then you'll probably think it's rubbish.
In conclusion, if you weren't lucky enough to get a copy of the album with this track on, I recommend you pick up one of the singles.