“Futures and Friends” - A very special LIVE session of Karma Satellite filmed with 20 of our talented friends. If you like it, then please reblog…
My friends in Futures are releasing their debut album soon, and they recently recorded a special live version of their single ‘Karma Satellite’ with a load of other people (including lovely Jose and Nicholas).
It’s rly good.
A day in the life of Futures. See if you can spot me!
I’m spending the next week-ish playing keys for the handsome and talented Futures on their UK tour. You should come to a gig (Facebook invite here). I have a piano, organ, synth, glockenspiel and tambourine, and will mostly be trying to look like this guy.
Futures - Sal Paradise. This song is sick and the video is great too. If you like what you hear and see, you can download the Holiday EP for free from Futures’ Bandcamp page. It’s definitely one of my favourite releases of this year.
Futures asked me to play some keys for their Radio 1 session last week so I took a day trip to Maida Vale Studios in London with them. You can see some photos from the day on my Flickr. Most of them are from inside my little keyboard booth, hence all the frames and windows. Otherwise you get nasty loud guitars all over my sultry piano moments.
You can download the debut Futures mini album for free from Bandcamp.
Radio 1 live session with Futures.
I’m about to drive to High Wycombe for a band practice with Futures. They’re recording a Radio 1 live session tomorrow for the Rock Show and have asked me to fill out the sound with some piano and Hammond organ, so I’m gonna go and make that happen. I haven’t been to Maida Vale studios since Sam Isaac and I recorded live sessions back in the golden years of 2007/8, so it’ll be ace to be there again. There’s so much history within those walls.
If you haven’t heard Futures before then you need to download their free mini-album called The Holiday right now from their Bandcamp page. It was recorded with Pete Miles (who recorded my album ‘Have You Got Heart?’) and it is well amazing. They are also lovely guys to boot, although I don’t like it that Casey keeps beating me on Words With Friends.
I’ll let you know when the session is going out on air. Can’t wait!
Futures - The Holiday. Whilst the big release on most people’s lips this week has been Miss Goulding, I’ve personally been all about the debut record from Futures, the band formed from the ashes of Tonight is Goodbye. I first met Futures when I went down to Peter Miles’ studio in Devon in the summer to begin recording my album. Back then they were finishing off this release, and now it’s finally seeing the light of day.
The Holiday contains seven tracks (an EP? Mini album?) of pop-rock joy. If, like me, you’ve heard Futures mentioned in the same breath as You Me At Six et al, forget all of that. This offering has far more in common with the melodic rock of Jimmy Eat World and newer Taking Back Sunday, possibly with a bit of The Rocket Summer feel-good factor thrown in for good measure, albeit without Bryce’s love-it-or-hate-it girly squeal. Good, solid pop-rock with a fun, dance-y, upbeat tinge.
The best thing about The Holiday is that you get it for free with Rock Sound Magazine this month, so if you’re wandering past a WHSmith in the next few days, you should nip inside and grab a copy. You can have a listen to Futures on their MySpace or check out the video for The Boy Who Cried Wolf on YouTube.