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Futureheads, Mt Misery – Esquires, Bedford

Back to Esquires in Bedford for the first time since I saw Jim Bob, Midway Still and S*M*A*S*H there in 2012.

I keep thinking Bedford is much nearer than it actually is. It sounds like the next county to Essex, doesn’t it? Why does it take over an hour and a half to get there then?

Caught all of Mt Misery’s set and they were pretty good!

Mt Misery

But I was really looking forward to seeing the Futureheads – after their set at Latitude in 2019 was cut short after three songs due to a thunderstorm, and their set at Latitude 2020 didn’t happen at all.

As well as Latitude two years ago, I saw them at Reading in 2010 and Offset in 2009 but the last time I caught them on their own gig was in 2006, which is probably too long ago. They’re still really tight live and had a great selection of songs over old and new albums tonight.


  • Jekyll
  • Decent Days and Nights
  • Struck Dumb
  • Good Night Out
  • Meantime
  • Fallout
  • Back to the Sea
  • Stupid and Shallow
  • The Connector
  • Across the Border
  • Carnival Kids
  • Hounds of Love


  • The Beginning of the Twist
  • Skip to the End
  • Man Ray
Saturday 18 September 2021, 687 views

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