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AAA Music | 23 February 2020

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The Futureheads releasing their gypsy-punk rendition of ‘The Beginning of the Twist’

| On 09, Sep 2012

Following the release of their critically acclaimed a cappella album ‘Rant’ and a wealth of UK shows and festival dates, The Futureheads have announced that they’ll be releasing an acoustic version of ‘The Beginning of the Twist’ on 15th October through Nul Records.

Originally featured on ‘This is Not the World’ in 2008, ‘The Beginning of the Twist’ is a firm favourite amongst fans and this Eastern European-tinged rendition has gone on to become one of highlights of their stunningly versatile and witty a cappella and acoustic show.

Listen to the acoustic version of ‘The Beginning of the Twist’ below:

The band are set to play an a cappella & acoustic headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 19th, where they will be supported by Mercury Prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim. They also have a cappella dates in Belfast and Dublin and close their very own Split Festival alongside the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, Saint Etienne and PiL, fronted by British punk icon John Lydon.

Split Festival takes place from September 21st-23rd at Ashbrooke Sports Club, Sunderland. For more information and Split Festival tickets, please visit

The Futureheads will be playing the following shows:


6th: BELFAST, Downstairs at The Mac
7th: DUBLIN, Whelans

19th: LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
23rd: SUNDERLAND, Split Festival