Yesterday, via both their Pledgemusic account & their Facebook page, Future Of The Left announced a string of live dates for later in the year to support the release of their new album, “How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident”, due to drop in November.
A few weeks ago FOTL, the Cardiff based band formed out of the ashes of Peel favourites Mclusky & currently consisting of Andrew Falkous, aka Falco (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jimmy Watkins (guitar), Julia Ruzicka (bass) and Jack Egglestone (drums), started a funding campaign for their new album How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident via Pledgemusic. Incredibly they hit their target in less than six hours, rendering news items by the likes of the press pointless! Granted said target was quite modest but it still needed over 700 pledges from their loyal fanbase to raise the funds so they can record the album the way they want to. The songs, we’re reliably informed, have already been written.
Despite having reached their target the campaign is still open & is currently standing at 237% complete. Needless to say the more money they receive the better the recording will be so you’re encouraged to carry on pledging. Pledges start at just £8 for which you get the album, a four track download EP &, of course, regular updates. You will, for instance, be the first to hear about about any new live dates added to those already announced.
To join the campaign visit this link.
Details about the live dates can be found below this rather witty video the band made to accompany the PledgeMusic campaign:
Here are the dates with ticket links:
Fri 01 Nov 2013 – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
Sat 02 Nov 2013 – Glasgow – Broadcast
Sun 03 Nov 2013 – Newcastle – The Cluny
Tue 05 Nov 2013 – Sheffield – Queens Social Club
Wed 06 Nov 2013 – Liverpool – East Village Arts Club
Thu 07 Nov 2013 – Manchester – Gorilla
Fri 08 Nov 2013 – Nottingham – Bodega
Sat 09 Nov 2013 – Birmingham – Temple
Tue 12 Nov 2013 – Brighton – The Haunt
Wed 13 Nov 2013 – London – Heaven
Thu 14 Nov 2013 – Bournemouth – 60 Million Postcards
Fri 15 Nov 2013 – Bristol – The Thekla