Thursday, 22 March 2012

My Interview with Futures

Buckinghamshire’s Futures have been gigging and grafting relentlessly for the last few years. Since their formation in the wake of the decision to close the book on former venture Tonight is Goodbye, they have graced many of the UK festivals and received consistent praise for their performances and catchy melodies. When their mini album ‘The Holiday’ was given away free with Rocksound magazine in 2010, it was clear that these were boys in demand when the issue became the best selling in two years. The eagle eyed industry folk were not blind to this feat, making the band hot property and in a healthy position to step their musical career up a notch… or three. In June 2010 it was revealed that they had been signed to Mercury, a major record label with the means to gift the band with a awareness building support team (with the ability to get their sound out to the masses), with new opportunities and budgets like never before. Their acceleration is set to hit a major peak in 2012 with endless exciting landmark events on the band schedule…
If you want to see what the all the fuss, hype, buzz and media attention is about you can catch the guys on their ‘Start a Fire’ tour which kicks on at The Haunt in Brighton on April 17th. They have been awfully coy about this years festival appearances.. but I predict you will have also more than a few chances to enjoy the futures live formula come summer. This year will also see the long awaited and much anticipated release of their new album, a culmination of songs reworked, honed and whittled down over the last couple of years, something which will really cement their position within our talent filled young UK rock scene. I chatted to Ant West (Vocals/Guitar); Casey Roarty (Guitar); Christian Ward (Bass); George Lindsay (Drums) at their label head office in Kensington, to find out a bit more about their writing process, how they feel about impending fame/success, while trying to find out a few of those funny random tit bits. In keeping with the off-subject style of Hit The Floor interviews it was only right that I asked the boys a few Valentines related questions seeing as I was in their company on Feb 14th……



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