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The Futureheads Announce New A Capella Album and UK Tour

The Futureheads put their vocals to the test with their new a capella album.

Everyone knows and loves The Futureheads’ cover of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love. It was a taster of a British indie rock band twisting the genre with a capella through an 80’s pop classic. So the foursome have decided to further this approach on their fifth album and release a record full of a capella and acoustic tracks!

The Futureheads have been releasing music for over ten years but it is only now that the four-part harmony group have decided to record an album with no instruments, just a stripped down strictly acapella record called Rant.

‘The a cappella record has us making noise like never before, and hopefully you’ll hear The Futureheads in a new way, too. We’re not turning our back on the ‘Rock’ forever, we just want you to hear us like this, because four-part harmony has been so important in the music we’ve made since day one’.

Released on April 2nd through their own label Nul Records, Rant will feature re-arranged Futureheads songs, medieval and traditional folk songs and a Kelis cover that was created and performed especially for the Radio One Live Lounge. The Futureheads have streamed one of their reworked tracks ‘Robot‘ which you can hear below!

The tracklist for Rant is as follows:

1. Meantime
2. Meet Me Halfway (The Black Eyed Peas cover)
3. Robot
4. Beeswing (Richard Thompson cover)
5. Thursday
6. Sumer Is Icumen In (Traditional)
7. The Keeper (Traditional)
8. The No. 1 Song in Heaven (Sparks cover)
9. The Old Dun Cow (Traditional)
10. Acapella (Kelis cover)
11. Man Ray
Bonus: Heartbeat Song (Digital only)
A UK tour will follow the day after the album release featuring only acoustic and a capella performances! Tickets go on general sale Tuesday February 21st but head over to The Futureheads’ website (www.thefutureheads.com) for pre-sale information!
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3rd: BRISTOL, Colston Hall
4th: LONDON, Union Chapel
5th: LEEDS, Wardrobe
6th: STOCKTON, Georgian Theatre
8th: GATESHEAD, Sage
9th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor
10th: BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
12th: NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
13th: MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music

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