Following a fantastic hometown show at Split Festival on Sunday, Sunderland's very own super-duo Hyde & Beast have announced that their first ever UK headline tour will take place in November. Their new single, 'You Will Be Lonely' will be released on November 14th through their very own label, Tail Feather Records. Full tour details can be found below.
Taken from their joyfully acclaimed debut album 'Slow Down', the country-tinged 'You Will Be Lonely' is effortlessly catchy, coming off like a British take on a distinctively American bluegrass sound. With its quick guitar licks and jaunty harmonies, the music is upbeat but as is the case with most country songs, the lyrics are dark; "You keep on knocking but you can't come in, No one's ever going to let you in. You will be lonely, you will be lonely.". The single also features another ex-Golden Virgin, Lucas Renney on bass and guitar.
Together, The Futureheads' Dave Hyde and ex-Golden Virgins' drummer Neil Bassett (Beast), have made a magnificent record by accident, with Hyde on vocals and both Hyde & Beast writing, recording, producing and mixing the album themselves, resulting in a very special project born out of a labour of love and a wonderful detour from the pair's usual musical output.
Live, Hyde & Beast become a six strong line up with familiar faces from the North East music scene joining them for their excursions, often including fellow Futureheads' member and Hyde's own brother, Barry Hyde. Despite only having played together for a few months, the band are tight as a drum. Expect the unexpected as they extend the experimental feel of the album on to the stage.