The Futureheads are a four-member English indie rock band based in Sunderland. They have influences such as Kate Bush, Fugazi, Devo, Queen and The Jam. Their name comes from the title of the Flaming Lips record Hit to Death in the Future Head.
The band began as a trio of Barry Hyde (vocals and guitar), Jaff (bass), and Pete Brewis (drums). Ross Millard (vocals and guitar) joined soon after having been in a band with Jaff in college. They used the Sunderland City Detached Youth Project building (where Brewis and Hyde worked) as a gratis practice space, fitting since the project was intended to get young people off the streets by using music. They first performed in 2000, and through word-of-mouth their reputation in the local area grew. Hyde's younger brother Dave (who replaced Brewis, Brewis went on to join fellow north east rockers Field Music) joined later, and their first single was released in 2002.
The Futureheads released their self-titled debut album in September 2004. Five tracks on this record were produced by Andy Gill of Gang of Four. Their music has been described by some as energetic, witty, and cheerful in style. The song "Decent Days A...
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members|| Ross Millard |
Barry Hyde (musician)