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FM (UK) - 2014 Futurama [ep]

ALBUM: Futurama [ep]
LABEL: Riff City Records
SERIAL: 233838
YEAR: 2014


LINEUP: Steve Overland - lead vocals * Jim Kirkpatrick - guitar * Merv Goldsworthy - bass * Jem Davis - keyboards * Pete Jupp - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Futurama * 02 Cold hearted * 03 Bad That's Good For You * 04 Preying On My Mind * 05 Tough Love (live) * 06 All Or Nothing (live) * 07 Closer To Heaven (live) * 08 Crosstown Train (live) * 09 Story Of My Life (live) * 10 Breathe Fire (live) * 11 Cold Hearted (extended remix)



With a pair of albums released last year, plus a solo album at the start of this year, there's no stopping Steve Overland the lads from FM. They seem to be in a rich vein of form, with a swag of songs on offer. Obviously they've done a ton of songwriting, but for their latest 2014 CD, there are five new tracks. 'Futurama' is technically an EP even though there are eleven tracks, as six of the songs are live tracks, which I'll get to shortly.

The Songs
Gotta love the cinematic opening that is 'Futurama'. It's a short 1 min 25 sec instrumental that leads directly into the key song on the EP which is 'Cold Hearted'. This one is a smoky rocker with a cool wind-tunnel vocal effect at the start. It grooves along unhindered, Jem Davis' organ work shimmering through. There's an extended remix of the song (an additional three and half minutes) at the tail of the CD. 'Bad That's Good For You' is a lighter affair, very radio friendly, hummable and a bit of fun by the sounds of it. The new ballad 'Preying On My Mind' sums FM up perfectly. Melodic, tender, lush and captures your senses with ease.

The six live tracks comprise of three tracks from last years 'Rockville' album, plus three from 1992's 'Aphrodisiac'. I'm not quite sure what gigs they were sourced from, but they must have been within the last year or so (due to the inclusion of those 'Rockville' songs), and the band are in good nick sound-wise. 'Closer To Heaven' and 'Breathe Fire' (from 'Aphrodisiac') is like taking a twenty year trip back in time, but the other songs sound excellent in the live environment.

In Summary
'Futurama' follows a path of previous EP releases going back some twenty years. Steve Overland describes it as their most successful EP yet, and who would disagree with the Guvnor?! Add this neat little CD to the FM collection why don't you.

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#1 | Nick C on May 10 2014 02:46:26
I believe there's a new episode of Futurama called FM! Ha .... it is to jest...but what if...
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