To be released in conjunction with their new a cappella album 'Rant', The Futureheads have announced that double A-side 'Meet Me Halfway/The No.1 Song In Heaven' will also be released, seeing the band transform The Black Eyed Peas' single and the 1970s Sparks track into harmonious four-part a capellas.
Also - due to popular demand - the North East quartet will now be taking their acoustic and a capella tour down to Brighton's Komedia on April 2nd.
When asked about the single choices, Ross Millard had this to say:
"We did The Black-Eyed Peas one, because Barry wouldn't stop talking about it and singing that particular melody throughout the whole of the 'The Chaos' tour. I'm really proud of that one because it's got more chops to it than a lot of the other ones. To me, it's like dubstep without the beats. As for Sparks, I first heard that song in Barry and Dave's parents' kitchen just as we were starting The Futureheads. It's stuck with us for quite a long time because, in the early days of the band, Jaff said, in an interview with The NME: 'Sparks' No. 1 Song In Heaven always gets me in the mood to go out clubbing.' This sounded so sad that we've never let him forget it."
The Futureheads will be playing the following UK shows:
2nd: BRIGHTON, Komedia
3rd: BRISTOL, Colston Hall
4th: LONDON, Union Chapel
5th: LEEDS, Wardrobe
6th: STOCKTON, Georgian Theatre
8th: GATESHEAD, Sage
9th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor
10th: BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
12th: NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
13th: MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music