One of the loudest, jittery and raving mad bands from the U.K. has decided to go silent ... musically that is. The Futureheads put down the guitars and raised their voices for a vocal only album called Rant. That's right, no frantic rock songs or big time pop fun, just the pure voices of Ross, Barry and the Daves.
As Barry states on the website: When you’ve played guitars, drums, keyboards, whatever for many years, you find that your hands start to want to automatically play familiar notes, familiar chords, familiar melodies every time you pick up the instrument. With your voice, that simply doesn’t happen. It’s a fresh start every time. The sky’s the limit and it has been since birth. With this in mind, the a cappella record has us making noise like never before, and hopefully you’ll hear The Futureheads in a new way, too. We’re not turning our back on the ‘Rock’ forever, we just want you to hear us like this, because four-part harmony has been so important in the music we’ve made since day 1.
This is the tracklisting:
2 Meet Me Halfway
6 Sumer Is Icumen In
7 The Keeper
8 The No. 1 Song in Heaven
9 The Old Dun Cow
11 Man Ray
Here's the band doing some busking at St Pancras station. Yes, the Harry Potter station, but there's also a very good tapas place a block away called Camino. Anyway, check it out:
- The Futureheads / The Like / Static Jacks @ Maxwell's