For all its good points (and it had many) the last album by Futureheads, "News and Tributes", did at times sound like the recording of a band that was perhaps just a little tired - maybe with each other, or just the whole process of making music. Either way it was (rather unfairly) considered a bit of a disappointment by the press.
What perhaps was noticeable was the lack of vim that was so evident on their debut. Aside from "Return of the Berserker", it lacked the energetic, punky thrash of that first record.
If "Beginning Of The Twist" is an accurate reflection of their upcoming album then all seems to be looking a dash more positive for the band. The chorus is brisk and shouty, the harmonies are back and whilst structurally it's less inventive than something like, say, "Robot", it's played with enough spirit and attack to convince you the band will soon be back, and as fired up as ever.