Originally a trio comprised of two parts mclusky (Andy Falkous and Jack Egglestone) and one part Jarcrew (Kelson Mathias), Future of the Left are now a quartet with guitarist Jimmy Watkins and bassist Julia Ruzicka (ex-Million Dead). With this sturdier unit, and two previous bursts of violent sarcasm in Curses! and Travels With Myself and Another, they released Polymers Are Forever EP on Xtra Mile, their first release after being released from former label 4AD. The band wrestled with even more savage riffs and stabbing keyboards for the plot against common sense, which we also released, lovingly. Of late, they've gone it alone - with the help of fans and their money - to release their fourth album how to stop your brain in an accident and two EPs: love songs for our husbands and human death. Whether cutting you down with scarring remarks at a live show, or filling the studio with lung blood and instrument abuse, Future of the Left are vital, not to be missed or to be ignored.