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The Futureheads A Cappella & Acoustic
The Futureheads have established themselves as one of Britain’s most thrilling and durable bands with four albums over the last eight years.
This year however they decided to do something totally different – throw away all their instruments and make their latest release Rant just using their four vocals. A cappella (which is Italian for ‘in the manner of the chapel’) has come to mean music made using nothing but the human voice. A brave and inspired move, it is this very special a cappella and acoustic show that they are bringing to In the Court of…Duke Special for one night only at the MAC.
The Futureheads have toured to hundreds of venues where their taut energy and barely-controlled fury blends with natural audience rapport. Just because this is an a cappella album doesn’t mean to say that the songs are slow or passive. They’re still in-your-face, slightly mad, aggressive. They’re still The Futureheads. Rant is their second album released on their own Nul label and they’ve even established the Sunderland accent as a fresh and vital component in the DNA of the pop vocal.
The Futureheads will be supported by the talented and acclaimed Belfast-based singer and songwriter Robyn G Sheils.
Lead vocals, guitar – Barry Hyde
Drums, vocals – Dave Hyde
Guitar, vocals – Ross Millard
Bass, vocals – Jaff
The MAC says
Duke says: “Tom Waits once said something like he hated the idea of touring relentlessly. He has no interest in hitting songs over the head until they no longer mean anything. I was drawn to The Futureheads show because it was an established band daring to present their songs in a completely different way. I respect their ambition and desire to take their art ‘off road’.”