Campaigning for mutant rights

American rock oddballs DEVO are to star in a forthcoming episode of 'Futurama'.

DEVO came before punk, yet their irreverence placed them apart from the rock cognoscenti. Performing with plant pots on their head, the group's jerky rhythms and bizarre lyrics made them hugely influential.

Returning with a new album this summer, DEVO are ending twenty years of silence. To coincide with this, the band have taken part in a number of bizarre events.

The cult heroes were chosen to perform at the Winter Olympics ceremony, helping to launch the event. After this, the band played a series of bizarre tour dates but their strangest move is yet to come.

DEVO are set to guest star in 'Futurama'. The show's creator Matt Groening is a huge fan of the band, and has asked them to appear in the 100th episode of the award winning animated show.

The episode will see DEVO campaign for mutant rights. Leela's parents are second-class, mutant citizens who live underground in the sewers, the members of Devo have mutated over the years, while vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh helps out with their campaign for equality.

Sounds intriguing! The show is set air later this year. Watch out for an interview with DEVO on ClashMusic soon.

Meanwhile, preparations continue for the band's new album. 'Something For Everybody' contains guest appearances from Santigold and more, with comeback single 'Fresh' out now.

DEVO are due to release new album 'Something Everybody' on June 14th.

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