Punching his chest, falling to his knees, clutching at the air in front of him and all the time sweating like there’s no tomorrow – there aren’t many frontman who mean it like Samuel T Herring from Baltimore band Future Islands means it. To watch Future Islands live is to surrender completely: you can’t help but be swept up in their passion – it’s so visceral, so infectious. And you can feel all of that in new song Before The Bridge (download the MP3 on the right), a 7” precursor to their forthcoming third album on Thrill Jockey later this year. Synth, bass, keys, drum machine and Herring’s voice all rush together, racing to ecstasy, towards that head-back, arms-outstretched moment. There’s nothing for it but give in, let go.