"Complicated" return expected

Sunderland post-punk revivalists The Futureheads have warned fans to expect some "complicated" material on their new album.

The Futureheads broke away from their label 679 in 2007, and haven't looked back since. Taking charge of their own affairs seems to have given the band a new lease of life, allowing them to enjoy making music.

Returning with their third album 'This Is Not The World' last year The Futureheads seemed revitalised. Anthemic and in places poppy, the album was a huge success and led to multiple UK tours and festival slots.

However The Futureheads aren't set to rest on their laurels. Instead the band have returned to the studio and are busy working on new material with producer Youth and David Brewis of fellow North East types Field Music.

Speaking to BBC 6Music the band's Ross Millard claimed that the new material would be in contrast to the poppier tracks from their last album.

We've been putting the finishing touches to the album and it's ready to go right now," he said. "We're really excited about this stuff, we've spent a lot of time making this record, and in fact we've made a lot of it in the North East for the first time. It feels like we've been able to concentrate on things.

"It's forked off into two directions, our last album was very direct. With this record we didn't want to do that again, the songs are a lot more complicated. I've had to go back to practicing the guitar to even play half these riffs."

The guitarist did not state when fans could expect the new album, but claimed a full UK tour before Christmas was likely.

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