The tour comes after the enormous success of their debut album Never Not Nothing, released in August to huge praise from the likes of Classic Rock, Kerrang, The Independent, Rock Sound and more.
Live Black Futures’ anarchic shows have seen them acclaimed as turbulent force on the gigging circuit following a string of incredible performances supporting Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes as well as a number of mind-blowing festival appearances at All Points East, Camden Rocks, Download Festival, Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds.
Never Not Nothing was one of the most highly anticipated debuts of 2019, offering an innovative collection of apocalyptic anthems emanating from a source of caustic melody and infectious distortion. It provides a further revelation from their vision of a crumbling world, inhabited by a cast of random reprobates and shot through with a sardonic British humour.
Black Futures bring together the calm and the chaos, delivering an ingenious sound clash of distorted rock energy and dance-inducing electronics that form the back bone of this incendiary debut.
Ahead of the album release, the duo caused mayhem and mystery around the globe, from kidnapping music industry executives to performing in an abandoned Russian Cold War bunker in Berlin, erecting a monolithic logo in the middle of a hippy commune in Joshua Tree as well as filming amid tropical heat in the metropolis of Tokyo.
Never Not Nothing is a fearless album which features a string of breakthrough hits that have garnered support from the likes of Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Daniel P Carter, Phil Taggart), 6 Music (Steve Lamacq) and Radio X.
It includes the singles ‘Body & Soul’ (a devastating collision of serenity and bedlam), ‘Tunnel Vision’ (an unrelenting Krautrock-inspired explosion), ‘Love’ (a gritty slab of industrial rave), ‘Karma Ya Dig!?’ (a psychedelic anthem of solidarity), ‘Riches’ (think NIN-meets-MGMT), ‘Trance’ (a euphoric-rock bliss-blast) and the corroded Kasabian garage-glam of ‘Me.TV’ which featuring a call-to-arms monologue from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.
“An album filled with songs that are stand-alone Herculean anthems” – Upset 5/5
"Arguably the debut album of the year” - Classic Rock 9/10
"A brilliant collection of future punk songs that are very much a product of our troubled times… the perfect soundtrack with which to meet the apocalypse” – Kerrang 4/5
"Sizzling rock’n’roll and truckloads of swagger clash in a shower of sequins on this industrial punk outfit’s bold boundary pushing debut” - Rock Sound, ‘Perfect 10’
“An immersive blend of industrial noise-punk, alt-rock and swelling synths [that] occupies a space somewhere between Nine Inch Nails and Death from Above 1979… Black Futures have crafted an anarchic call to arms” – Metal Hammer 8/10
They are now set to end their
breakthrough year with a couple of special shows, kicking off 2020 by tearing
up venues across the UK with their adrenaline-fuelled pandemonium. All live
dates can be found below – tickets are available here.
BLACK FUTURES 2019 SHOWS
Oct 12th – Live At Leeds: Ones To Watch
Nov 9th – 2Q Festival, Lincoln
FEB 2020 HEADLINE TOUR DATES
6th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
7th – YES, Manchester
8th – The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow
10th – Think Tank, Newcastle
11th – Picturehouse Social Club, Sheffield
12th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
14th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
15th – The Cookie, Leicester
16th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
18th – Exchange, Bristol
19th – Joiners, Southampton
20th – Oslo, London