The Futureheads: ‘I’m Writing A Musical About Vampires’

As DIY sits down to chat with The Futureheads’ Barry Hyde, he divulges plans from beyond the grave.

The Futureheads have been rather busy gentlemen recently, with the release of their new a cappella album ‘Rant’. However, things aren’t slowing down for the North East band.

“We’re in the middle of recording a new album - it’s an acoustic album,” explains frontman Barry Hyde. “The hope is that, by the end of this year, we’ll have released three albums: ‘Rant’, an acoustic companion album, and a live album from the ‘Rant’ tour; we recorded every gig.

“We’ve got two festivals happening this year. One of them is our own fessy [Split Festival], and the other is all to do with the Olympic Torch coming to Sunderland.”

However, it’s his next revelation that really takes our fancy…

“I’m also in the process - I have been for quite a while - of writing a musical, which I hope will be close to being finished by the end of the year. I’m writing a musical about vampires.”

Err… right.

“I’m not lying! I’m not taking the Mick! It’s called ‘Malady’. It’s about two sisters - Malady and Melody. One of them’s a vampire, and the other one is a goody two shoes. Each of them have boyfriends, and there’s two bands. There’s a really positive, uplifting, spiritual band, and then there’s a vampire band from Eastern Europe.

They’re murderous and a thousand years old, really demonic musicians. So, it’s a battle between dissonance and harmony.”

So, keep watching this space.

The Futureheads’ new album ‘Rant’ is out now via Nul Records.

The band will also be making several appearances over the coming months that will cumulate with a huge show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September.

02 Manchester, Beached Festival
24 Sunderland, Stadium of Light w/ The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
29 Kent, Hop Farm Festival

13 Gloucestershire. 2000 Trees Festival
28 Herefordshire, Nozstock Festival

19 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Taken from the June 2012 issue of DIY, out on Friday 25th May.

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