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2010 is rapidly turning into the year of Futures. The release of their debut single “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, debut mini album “The Holiday” and a full headline tour in Feb/March 2010 were a critically acclaimed success. This ambition that the band has insisted to peruse has now lead to their headline show at The Borderline in September 2010 selling out in only 3 days.

Formed in late 2009, London four piece Futures’ debut single “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” shows a band at the height of their powers, stamping their footprint as the next wave in the pop rock world. When entering the studio to record the band took a fresh approach to the record process, which opened their eyes to a whole new way of writing songs. “We’d stay up all night re-writing and constantly changing parts around. We’d start drum takes at 3 am and finish the day midnight,” explains West. “There’s a lot of Hammond organ on the album which we really want to come across in the live show. This time round the studio really developed us as songwriters, and now we can’t sit still. We haven’t stopped writing since. ” The band create a stunning mix of alternative rock with pop sensibilities, taking influence from bands such as Death Cab For Cutie and Jimmy Eat World.

Futures followed the release of the single with their debut mini album on the 1st March 2010. “The Holiday” mini album consisted of the tracks – “16”; “Take Me Home”; “Sal Paradise”; “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”; “Holiday”; “The Summer” and “Thank You”. The album was released to widespread critical acclaim and also garnered them a Radio One session at BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The band’s full debut album is now written and set for release soon.

Still with only a handful of gigs to date the band have already built up a loyal following, through that most honest of avenues - word of mouth. With only one self-release to date the band have already got almost 2 million myspace plays, ready to take on the ever growing online music community. Futures is Ant West (vocals/guitar), Casey Roarty (guitar), Christian Ward (bass) and George Lindsay (drums).

Booked by CAA and an accomplished live act, Futures have recently headlined Kerrang’s stage Slamdunk festivals.

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Saturday, March 19

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