Futures performing 'Islands in the Sea' and 'Start a Fire' live and unplugged
Futures are a new band from Buckinghamshire, hoping to set the world alight with thier anthemic tunes and unapologetically striving for the success of their influeneces, who include Foo Fighters, The Killers and Death cab For Cutie. These two unplugged recordings let the songs do the talking, as they focus on the band's singer Ant West as he performs alone on a river.
The first track, 'Islands in the Sea' is shot at dusk, with Ant sat on the side of a boat, gazing down the river. The second track, 'Start a Fire' is set to be the title track of the band's debut album and sees Ant performing later in the evening, with the lights of passing transport moving along the bridge above. The band's debut album has been produced by Gil Norton, the Liverpudlian who is famous for producing bands such The Pixies, Foo Fighters and Maximo Park - the ideal choice for helping the band to achieve the unit-shifting sound they strive for. "We really look up to a lot of big bands. They've got there for a reason - great songs. If you want to have longevity and to get somewhere as a band, you've got to have great songs," says Ant.
Futures formed whilst they were studying for their A Levels and their debut gig was a sell out show at London's Barfly. After Rocksound magazine gave away their debut mini-album The Holiday as a covermount, the band were soon snapped up by Mercury Records and are soon set to release their debut album, Start a Fire