For all all their hard work over the past nine years or so, The Futureheads popularity has waned somewhat in recent years. That’s not to say their madcap garage rock lacks quality, on the contrary, it just kind of fell out of vogue.
An interesting and eye-catching development in the life of The Futureheads has been the decision to dispense with their guitars, drums and everything else for Rant, an entirely a capella record of covers, old songs and traditional tunes. An unusual concept no doubt but as an album, it works ever so well. After all vocal harmonies have always been a key part of The Futureheads’ sound.
In keeping with this recent trend of experimentation The Futureheads’ have recorded an acoustic Balkan tinged rendition of ‘The Beginning of the Twist’, originally featuring on 2008’s This is Not the World. It like Rant, works oh so well and is out on 15th October through their own Nul Records.
The Futureheads bring their a cappella & acoustic headline show to Downstairs at The Mac in Belfast and Whelan’s in Dublin this Thursday & Friday respectively.