It’s hard to argue that the original isn’t always best, but we have to say the languid pyroclastic flow of Forest Sword’s Hit The Ground remix for The Big Pink is pretty damn close. Not that it’ll form part of their set this month at the O2 Academy. Still, it’s set to be one of the month’s best gigs: and, yes, festival favourite Dominoes is sure to loom large in a set peppered with hands in the air 4AD anthems.

New set, Future This, is an ambitious leap forward from their dark debut, packed with shiny pop gems – notably the hip-hop skirmish, complete with Ann Peebles vocal, Give It Up – and a statement of intent that shows that, sometimes, album number two can be an intensely liberating experience. Go see.

The Big Pink
February 12
O2 Academy, Liverpool

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