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The Futureheads ‘Rant’ tour

| On 04, Apr 2012

“Glorious” 8/10 NME
‘Anthemic, direct and intimate’ 5/5 Artrocker
 “Tracks are reimagined with quadratic complexity, with polyphonic rhythms weaving in and out of time, and piercingly tight multi-tracked vocals… brilliant.” Drowned in Sound.
“Wonderful” 5* The Independent
“It’s a gripping ride: a four-man one-man-band.” BBC
To celebrate ‘Rant’ – The Futureheads fifth offering – hitting shelves today, they’ve recorded a video of them performing old sea shanty ‘Hanging Johnny’, the album’s hidden track, and it can be watched below. Their 10-date acoustic and a cappella UK tour also kicks off today in Brighton.
Watch ‘Hanging Johnny‘, filmed by Ian West, here: 
‘Hanging Johnny’ perfectly reflects the band’s attitude to ‘Rant’: Four voices coming together in modern times, appreciating a near-forgotten musical tradition and putting their own spin on it.
The Futureheads embark on their UK tour today and as those that caught their set at St. Pancras International last month will know, it’s not just going to be an evening of tight harmonies and acoustic guitars. With an underlying punk attitude, a good dose of humour and wonderfully imaginative versions of their own songs, it’ll be much more than that. The band put together a tour preview, and you can watch it here: The Futureheads 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