Futures leave Mercury Records/announce new album/postpone tour.

By stephen

FUTURES have announced via their Tumblr page that they have decided to leave their label Mercury Records.

The band said;
“We have been restricted over the past 2 years as to how much music we have been able to share with you. This has been one of the most frustrating parts about being signed to a major record label, no longer being in control of releases. We recorded our album 1 year ago and it is yet to surface so we decided to take the matter into our own hands. We wrote 56 songs for our album and you guys have only had access to 2 of them, we’ve wanted to give you more but it’s been an impossibility. Today we decided to leave Mercury Records, and the team there were kind and understanding enough to let us take our album with us. It’s been an exciting time being signed, and we’ve had some amazing opportunities thanks to Mercury, for without them we would never have been able to visit the studios we did and have our record produced by Gil Norton.

They also made two further announcements in that their as yet untitled album recorded with Gil Norton will be released in June while also breaking the news that as a result they have decided to postpone their planned April tour, you can read the latter half of the statement below.

“We’ve been weighing up over the past few days whether to postpone the album tour to tie in with the album and actually play new songs to you. The songs that we hoped would be in your ears before the tour. Although we love going on the road no matter where we end up, we can’t justify playing another set full of the songs from The Holiday. There’s only a certain amount of time that you can play the same 7 songs, without us or you thinking, ‘Can we hear something else?’ We appreciate that you have bought tickets and been so so patient with us over the past year. It’s been the most frustrating few months of our lives, having to hold off the music that we created in 2011 and the wait has been killing us. We came to the decision that the tour will be postponed with exams in mind, as there’s nothing worse than not being able to go gigs when your mind is meant to be studying.”

As soon as we know the rescheduled dates we will let you know but in the meantime you can check the full blog post from the band here

More from the band at https://www.facebook.com/futuresband

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