Three albums in and a decade of relentless touring later, Future Islands are finally getting the attention they deserve with the release of their fourth long-player Singles. Unquestionably the toast of this year’s SXSW (the Baltimore trio were awarded the Grulke Prize for Developing US Act), they bring their spectacular live show to the UK next month, with sold out shows in London, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds, plus festival debuts at The Great Escape, Primavera and Field Day.
To keep up with burgeoning interest, Gerrit Welmers, Samuel T. Herring and William Cashion have announced additional UK and Ireland shows in November, including a performance at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 6th, their biggest headline UK show to date. Tickets go on sale on Friday 11th April at 9am. An exclusive pre-sale for the London show via begins tomorrow at 9am via www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/futureislands.
2nd – DUBLIN, Vicar Street [TICKETS] 4th – GLASGOW, ABC1 [TICKETS] 5th – SHEFFIELD, Queen’s Social Club [TICKETS] 6th – LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire [TICKETS] Singles, Future Islands’ fourth studio album (their first since joining 4AD), is out now.
Watch Future Islands performing ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on the Late Show with David Letterman:
‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ official video: http://youtu.be/-5Ae-LhMIG0
“At their most joyously pop… Future Islands’ ecstatic melancholy has never sounded so free.” MOJO ****
“Only the most hardened of hearts could resist Future Islands.” NME 8/10
“Stirring synth-pop writ in bold emotional colours.” Uncut 8/10
“A brilliant, bewitching album.” Q ****
The Guardian **** | The Daily Telegraph **** | The Times ****
FUTURE ISLANDS UK & IRELAND TOUR
7th – LONDON, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
8th – MANCHESTER, Sound Control SOLD OUT
9th – BRISTOL, Fleece SOLD OUT
10th – BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
3rd – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
4th – GLASGOW, SWG3 [TICKETS] 6th – LIVERPOOL, Kazimier [TICKETS] 7th – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 [TICKETS] 8th – LONDON, Field Day [TICKETS] November
2nd – DUBLIN, Vicar Street [TICKETS] 4th – GLASGOW, ABC1 [TICKETS] 5th – SHEFFIELD, Queen’s Social Club [TICKETS] 6th – LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire [TICKETS] Tickets for these shows are now on sale.
‘A Dream Of You And Me’ official video:
Band Photo by Tim Saccenti