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The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist

Punk News reports, "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.

"The Futureheads new single 'The Beginning Of The Twist' is set to be released on March 10th on Nul Records across 3 physical formats, with a download available from March 3rd. All 3 physical formats (CD & 2x 7" Vinyl) are available to order now from the official Futureheads Store, including a special bundle letting you get all 3 formats for £3. "

The Futureheads - 2008 Tour Dates
Feb 25 - Phoenix Exeter
Feb 27 - Palace Tamworth
Feb 28 - The 02 Indigo London
Mar 1 - The Canteen (SOLD OUT) Barrow-in-Furness
Mar 2 - Liquid Room Edinburgh
Mar 3 - Northumbria Uni 2 Newcastle
Mar 5 - Wedgewood Rooms (SOLD OUT) Portsmouth
Mar 6 - Academy Oxford
Mar 7 - Sugarmill (SOLD OUT) Stoke
Mar 10 - HMV Sunderland (Signing & Acoustic Performance) Sunderland
Mar 10 - HMV Newcastle (Signing & Full Band Performance) Newcastle
Mar 11 - HMV Birmingham (Signing & Acoustic Performance) Birmingham
Mar 11 - Barfly Birmingham
Mar 12 - HMV Manchester (Signing & Full Band Performance) Manchester
Mar 20 - Brixton Academy (XFM Big Night Out) London
Mar 21 - Athena Leicester



Comments (8)

Any word on U.S dates?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 10:27 AM

They're so underrated. Can't wait for tour dates.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 11:03 AM

New song is quite pants tbh. Loved the first album, second was very bla.

Posted by Brian | February 25, 2008 11:24 AM

aren't they and the kaiser chiefs the same band?

Posted by hipster poseur | February 25, 2008 12:11 PM


Posted by Brian | February 25, 2008 12:15 PM their second album and this new track ain't so special but their first album was undeniably strong.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 7:55 PM

anthony michael hall.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 12:06 AM

Bassist Jaff told Digital Spy: "Labels these days and the music industry doesn't show faith in the right bands. They don't show faith in bands with promise, and nurture talent. They p*** about with Heat magazine - it's a pain in the arse."

Jaff also apparently opened up about the split from the band's label, saying: "I think we've always written really good songs and played really well live, so it makes us quite angry to think people said, 'Well we quite like you. We quite want to do another record, but only if it's on our terms'.

"Well no, this is supposed to be a partnership.

"We'll do it on our own thank you very much."

Posted by Anonymous | February 29, 2008 8:00 PM

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