The Futureheads, who have just finished a successful tour of the UK, are thrilled to confirm a December UK tour that will kick off at the Electric Ballroom, London on the 6th. The tour celebrates 15 years of The Futureheads and will see the band playing their debut album in fullalongside new and old favourites.
The Futureheads release their sixth studio album and their first electric guitar release in almost a decade, ‘Powers’ on 30th August. Recorded and self-produced at Newcastle’s First Avenue Studio, ‘Powers’ is a record that looks “at the balance of power in a personal, political and relational sense” and puts it to some of the most vital, invigorated material the band have made since their first steps.
Lead single ‘Jekyll’ received its first radio play on 1st May from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and has since been supported by Marc Riley, who has also had them in session this month, and Shaun Keaveny, who made it his single of the week. It has been played by Radio X’s John Kennedy who made it his X-Posure show’s ‘Hot One’, and when Felix White sat in for him, he interviewed the band.
Having first emerged at the start of the ’00s amidst a burgeoning swarm of guitar bands, the Sunderland quartet, with their proud regional accents and spiky, playful sensibilities, stuck out from the off. Over the following decade The Futureheads – comprised of vocalists and guitarists Barry Hyde and Ross Millard, vocalist and bassist David ‘Jaff’ Craig and vocalist and drummer Dave Hyde – amassed five critically-acclaimed albums, headlined countless tours and earned an NME Single of the Year accolade for their iconic cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds of Love’.
Returning with ‘Powers’, the band’s aim is one of forward motion not nostalgia; though the quartet could probably rely on the successes of old to push them through the next couple of festival seasons, that isn’t – and hasn’t ever – been the point.
29thJune Corbridge Festival
6thJuly Electric Fields Dumfries & Galloway
19thJuly Tramlines Festival Sheffield
28thJuly Truck Festival Oxfordshire
2ndAug Neverworld Kent
3rdAug Coombe Weekender Coventry
25thAug Victorious Festival Southsea
29thAug New Slang Kingston
4th Sept Bonded Warehouse Sunderland
DECEMBER UK TOUR
13th Dec Northumbria Uni Newcastle
14th Dec QMU
15th Dec O2 Ritz Manchester
Tour tickets go on general sale on Friday 14th JunePre-sale tour tickets available via ‘Powers’ pre-order from Wednesday 12th June