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The Futureheads unveil new single

Having announced their long-awaited return, The Futureheads have released new single ‘Good Night Out / Listen, Little Man!’ from their upcoming album ‘Powers’, due for release on 30th August.

The Futureheads will release the single ‘Good Night Out’ / ‘Listen, Little Man!’ on 5th July. It’s the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Powers’, which is released on The Orchard on 30th August. ‘Good Night Out’ is a hedonistic white flag, while ‘Listen, Little Man!’ is a wonky stomp named after a book by controversial therapist Wilhelm Reich.

‘Powers’ is The Futureheads sixth studio album and their first electric guitar release in almost a decade. 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 played by Marc Riley, who recently had them in session, 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. The band also recently did a 5 Live Session as well.

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. “Obviously it’s an absolute privilege to come back and still have fans and that’s something to cherish,” Ross says, “but I also think we’ve got a bit of a job to do about letting people know that there’s more to this band than you might have thought.”

The band, who have just finished a successful tour of the UK that included a sold out show at The Garage, London, have just announced 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 full along side new and old favourites.Catch them before that over the summer, where they will play festivals across the UK and Europe. Details below.

6thJuly                      Electric Fields                         Dumfries & Galloway
19thJuly                  Tramlines Festival                    Sheffield
20thJuly                   Latitude                                    Suffolk
28thJuly                   Truck Festival                          Oxfordshire
2ndAugust               Neverworld                               Kent
3rdAugust                Coombe Weekender               Coventry
25thAugust             Victorious Festival                    Southsea
29thAugust             New Slang                                Kingston
4th  September       Bonded Warehouse                 Sunderland
9thNovember          2Q Festival                               Lincolnshire

6th Dec                    Electric Ballroom                      London
7th Dec                     O2 Institute                              Birmingham
8th Dec                     Beckett University                    Leeds
13th Dec                   Northumbria Uni                       Newcastle
14th Dec                    QMU                                        Glasgow
15th Dec                    O2 Ritz                                     Manchester