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AAA Music | 4 June 2020

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The Futureheads ‘The Old Dun Cow’ video

| On 28, Mar 2012

Having given the public a preview of their acoustic and a cappella tour during their set on the concourse of St. Pancras station last week and with the release of the a cappella album ‘Rant’ only a week away, The Futureheads have unveiled a video of them performing folk standard ‘The Old Dun Cow’ in the most apt of settings – the pub.

Filmed by Ian West, the video shows just how catchy the folk songs on ‘Rant’ can be. The song tells the story of a burning boozer and its dedicated customers who, instead of fleeing the building, decide to consume as much of the stock as possible before the whole pub falls apart. Humorous and engaging, it dispels the myth that all traditional folk songs are less than easy on the ear.

Watch the video for ‘The Old Dun Cow’ below:

The Futureheads release ‘Rant’ on April 2nd through their own label, Nul Records. They also embark on a UK tour on the same day and will play the following shows:


2nd: BRIGHTON, Komedia
3rd: BRISTOL, Colston Hall
4th: LONDON, Union Chapel
5th: LEEDS, Wardrobe
6th: STOCKTON, Georgian Theatre
8th: GATESHEAD, Sage
9th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor
10th: BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
12th: NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
13th: MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music