The Futureheads Go Acapella

The Futureheads
The Futureheads

The Futureheads have announced that they will release a new album ‘Rant’ and that it features no instruments at all. The album, which will be released on 2nd April on the band’s own Nul Records, is comprised entirely of a capella versions of the band’s tracks and a series of cover versions. You can hear the ‘Rant’ version of ‘Robot’ by scrolling down to the bottom of your screen now and clicking. ‘Rant’ includes covers of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Meet Me Halfway’ and Kelis’ ‘Acapella’ as well as renditions of three traditional folk songs. Singer Barry Hyde said of the album:

“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.”

The tracklisting for ‘Rant’ is as follows:

‘Meet Me Halfway’
‘Sumer Is Icumen In’
‘The Keeper’
‘The No. 1 Song in Heaven’
‘The Old Dun Cow’
‘Man Ray’

The Futureheads will also embark a full UK tour in support of ‘Rant’, playing a set that will be entirely acoustic and a capella. The gigs begin at Bristol’s Colston Hall on 3rd April and run until 13th April when the band play Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. The tour consists of nine dates in total.

The Futureheads will play:

3rd Bristol Colston Hall
4th London Union Chapel
5th Leeds Wardrobe
6th Stockton Georgian Theatre
8th Gateshead Sage Theatre
9th Glasgow Oran Mor
10th Birmingham Glee Club
12th Nottingham Glee Club
13th Manchester Royal Northern College of Music

Tickets go onsale on Tuesday 21st February at 10am.


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