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The Futureheads confirm a capella album 'Rant', UK tour

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The Futureheads have confirmed the release of an a capella album.

The follow-up to 2010's The Chaos is titled Rant and will be released via the band's own Nul Records label.

The Futureheads

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Rant features reworkings of the band's own songs alongside covers, and medieval and traditional folk songs.

Joint frontman Ross Millard said: "If we were gonna carry on making music we needed to change it up.

"Making another Futureheads record as per usual wasn't something that appealed to us. We've always been a four-part harmony group; it's been a massive part of the genetics of this band."

Listen to 'Robot' from Rant below:

The Futureheads - Robot (A Cappella) by WorkItMedia

Fellow singer/guitarist Barry Hyde added: "The Futureheads have been together for a long time now. And we have the right to do something different.

"A Futureheads fan who doesn't get Rant is not a Futureheads fan. This version of The Futureheads has always been there. We're bringing to the fore what we're really about: a unification, a gang mentality, which is in the balance between our voices and our personalities.

"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."

The tracklist for Rant is as follows:

1. 'Meantime'
2. 'Meet Me Halfway' (The Black Eyed Peas cover)
3. 'Robot'
4. 'Beeswing' (Richard Thompson cover)
5. 'Thursday'
6. 'Sumer Is Icumen In' (Traditional)
7. 'The Keeper' (Traditional)
8. 'The No. 1 Song in Heaven' (Sparks cover)
9. 'The Old Dun Cow '(Traditional)
10. 'Acapella (Kelis cover)
11. 'Man Ray'
Bonus: 'Heartbeat Song' (Digital only)

The band support the release of Rant with a full UK tour. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Tuesday, February 21 at 10am.

The full tour details are as follows:
  • April 3 - Bristol, Colston Hall
  • April 4 - London, Union Chapel
  • April 5 - Leeds, Wardrobe
  • April 6 - Stockton, Georgian Theatre
  • April 8 - Gateshead, Sage
  • April 9 - Glasgow, Oran Mor
  • April 10 - Birmingham, Glee Club
  • April 12 - Nottingham, Glee Club
  • April 13 - Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
Watch the original 'Meantime' music video from The Futureheads below:

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