Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Welsh Wednesday #21

#21: Sheena Is A T-Shirt Salesman by Future Of The Left

As I mentioned Monday, MrsRobster and I (ably accompanied by our mate Colin) will be seeing Future Of The Left this coming weekend. They are one of my favourite bands around at the moment and they're local, hailing as they do from Cardiff. They were always going to feature in this series, but the dilemma was which track to go for.

I plumped for Sheena Is A T-Shirt Salesman, a dig at the ever-increasing over-commercialisation of pop music. It opened 2012's 'The Plot Against Common Sense' album which was one of my fave records of that year, and also won the Welsh Music Prize against some particularly stiff opposition.

The song itself is hilarious, but its video is especially so. I suggest watching it a few times, paying particular attention to a different band member each time (especially drummer Jack, though I suspect many of you will prefer to gawp at the lovely Julia...). Really looking forward to Saturday night, expecting my ears to bleed and my sides to split!


  1. The video is indeed highly entertaining. My ears are ringing - God knows what yours will be like after the concert!

  2. I thought I didn't know Future of the Left, but instantly recognised the song. Great vid. Look forward to hearing you review of the gig.