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Futures - The Karma Album

The wait is finally over as the young British rockers deliver an outstanding debut album, and see their hard work pay off.

It’s been a long, and much anticipated wait for this debut full-length offering from Futures. A frustration that has troubled the Buckinghamshire-based band’s past 14 months.

After dropping their astounding EP ‘The Holiday’ in March 2010, and embarking on a sold out headline tour across the UK that September, the quartet hit the studio to set down their first major offering under Mercury Records.

It was the ever common major label delays that led Futures to part ways with Mercury in April 2012 - a year since they finished recording - taking their album with them. Luckily for fans.

‘The Karma Album’ - which they now release under a self-built label - is a solid, well-mastered collection of 12 brilliant tracks, taking all that’s good about British music and making it better.

Futures’ charming nature lies in the fact they are undeniably radio friendly while offering a gutsy and honest charisma that overpowers any cliques.

It’s rare to find an album which can loop for three hours before you raise an eyebrow, but it’s the seamless blend of tracks like already released single ‘Start A Fire’ alongside ‘Islands In The Sea’ and ‘Indigo’ which make it a true pleasure to play.

‘Karma Satellite’ and ‘Million Lights’ are, without question, designed for stadium crowds, while ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ remain reminiscent of producer Gill Norton’s previous work with the American alt-rockers Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World.

The fact that frontman Ant West confirmed the band had 56 songs in the pipeline for this, their first album, suggests there’s much more to come.

With the band heading out across the UK this July, you’ll do well to catch them in moderate-sized venues while you still can.

Tags: Futures, Reviews, Album Reviews

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