Sunderland's The Futureheads have posted tour dates for the UK in the coming weeks.
Also available are two songs from their upcoming full length This Is Not the World, one which was announced previously, while "The Beginning of the Twist" is another preview of the new material. The band also details a single for "The Beginning of the Twist" due out March 10th in digital, CD, and 7inch formats.
In a somewhat surprise announcement, The Futureheads have eschewed any label support whatsoever and have formed their own label, Nul Recordings, to release material solely from the band in the future. In a recent interview with the Lancashire Evening Post frontman Barry Hyde commented:
There was a certain day where [the band's former label Warner Bros] had to let us know whether or not they were going to keep us on. So I was sitting at home in Glasgow, fingers crossed, please drop us, please God, for God's sake, drop us. I'm really nervous, really anxious all day. No phone call from anyone, no phone call from management, no phone call from anyone at the label. So I'm like, 'Hang on a sec, I'm sure that by law we should have found out by now'. So next day, our management gets a phone call and the label go, 'Oh sorry, we forgot the deadline, can we have another two weeks to think about it?' Our management was, like, 'No way, you've missed your chance, you've broken the contract, you've lost the band'. And since then, everything's just been getting better and better…
It's amazing not to be basically on the downtrodden side of it. I mean, it's going to be a lot more stressful for us but at the same time, every decision is going to be made with our intentions kept in mind.
|Feb 22 2008||8:00P||Night & Day Cafe (JD Set)||Manchester, UK|
|Feb 23 2008||8:00P||Roadmenders||Northampton, UK|
|Feb 25 2008||8:00P||Phoenix||Exeter, UK|
|Feb 27 2008||8:00P||Palace||Tamworth, UK|
|Feb 28 2008||11:00P||The 02 Indigo||London, UK|
|Mar 1 2008||8:00P||The Canteen||Barrow-in-Furness, UK|
|Mar 2 2008||8:00P||Liquid Room||Edinburgh, UK|
|Mar 3 2008||8:00P||Northumbria Uni 2||Newcastle, UK|
|Mar 5 2008||8:00P||Wedgewood Rooms||Portsmouth, UK|
|Mar 6 2008||8:00P||Academy||Oxford, UK|
|Mar 7 2008||8:00P||Sugarmill||Stoke, UK|
|Mar 20 2008||10:00P||Brixton Academy (XFM Big Night Out)||London, UK|
|Mar 21 2008||8:00P||Athena||Leicester, UK|