It's remarkable that 40 years into their career a new record by Duran Duran is an event. A pop happening of great importance. Indeed, the iconic legacy of ’80s pop's finest sons is arguably stronger than ever as they find themselves not only still in demand but able to experiment, shake up their sound and still remain resolutely, defiantly Duran Duran.
Duran Duran were a burst of colour amid the cavalcade of negative headlines in the early 80s. The unemployment soaring and inner city riots, their care-free songwriting provided an outlet for escapism, and playful adventure. 'Future Past' - their first album in six years - follows in this tradition, reflecting some of the intensity of its surroundings while also offering some of the band's most direct, and downright catchy songwriting in decades.