The Futureheads return with a capella album and UK tour

tickets go on sale next Tuesday

news: Wednesday 15th February 2012

Sunderland quartet The Futureheads have made a record with no instruments at all, called 'Rant', the album is strictly a cappella. The band have announced a UK tour in support of the album which will feature only a capella and acoustic performances.

The album features a variety of re-arranged Futureheads songs alongside medieval and traditional folk songs and is set for an April 2nd release through their own label, Nul Records.

Songs from The Futureheads' back catalogue that has been reworked for the album include 'Meantime', 'Robot', 'Thursday', and 'Man Ray', as well as covers of tracks by The Black Eyed Peas, Richard Thompson, Sparks, and Kelis.

Ross Millard for the band explains, "If we were gonna carry on making music, we needed to change it up. Making another Futureheads record as per usual wasn't something that appealed to us. We've always been a four-part harmony group; it's been a massive part of the genetics of this band."

Bandmate Barry Hyde adds, "A Futureheads fan who doesn't get 'Rant' is not a Futureheads fan. This version of The Futureheads has always been there. We're bringing to the fore what we're really about: a unification, a gang mentality, which is in the balance between our voices and our personalities. And on Rant we're pushing that right into your face. We've stumbled across tricks as we've made 'Rant' which are so powerful and which no one has ever done before. Just because this is an a cappella album doesn't mean to say that the songs are slow or passive. They're still in-your-face, slightly mad, aggressive. They're still The Futureheads."

The Futureheads will be playing the following shows supported by The Cornshed Sisters:

Tue 03 April Colston Hall, Bristol
Wed 04 April Union Chapel, London
Thu 05 April The Wardrobe, Leeds
Fri 06 April Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees
Sun 08 April The Sage, Gateshead
Mon 09 April Oran Mor, Glasgow
Tue 10 April The Glee Club, Birmingham
Thu 12 April The Glee Club, Nottingham
Fri 13 April Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Tuesday, 21st February and eGigs will have links to buy them then.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 15/02/2012 15:53


sorry, we currently have no gigs listed for this act.