The Futureheads will release the single ‘Good Night Out’ / ‘Listen, Little Man!’ on 5th July. It’s the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Powers’, which is released on The Orchard on 30th August. ‘Good Night Out’ is a hedonistic white flag, while ‘Listen, Little Man!’ is a wonky stomp named after a book by controversial therapist Wilhelm Reich. It received its first airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music last night.
‘Powers’ is The Futureheads sixth studio album and their first electric guitar release in almost a decade. Recorded and self-produced at Newcastle’s First Avenue Studio, ‘Powers’ is a record that looks “at the balance of power in a personal, political and relational sense” and puts it to some of the most vital, invigorated material the band have made since their first steps.
Lead single ‘Jekyll’ received its first radio play on 1st May from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and has since been played by Marc Riley, who recently had them in session, and Shaun Keaveny, who made it his single of the week. It has been played by Radio X’s John Kennedy who made it his X-Posure show’s ‘Hot One’, and when Felix White sat in for him, he interviewed the band. The band also recently did a 5 Live Session as well.