Sentient sonic anarchists Black Futures have announced the release of their debut album, Never Not Nothing, on August 30th via Music For Nations. To celebrate the occasion, the band have shared their latest aural and visual offering, ‘Tunnel Vision’.
An unrelenting krautrock energy underpins swelling synths and wild, prophetic vocals, before the anthemic chorus of ‘Tunnel Vision’ explodes in melodic ecstasy. Accompanying the track, a warped and lysergic video – produced in conjunction with 3D animation artist Sam Gilmore – transcends and challenges social norms in a surreal and allegorical barrage of provocative symbolism.
Black Futures state: “Tunnel Vision is a love song to existence. A profession of absolute obsession and dedication to music, art, nature, progress and loved ones. An expression of the constant destructive will to create, making you a violent collision of contradicting devotion.The frustrating dichotomy between existing as a human now in 2019 and the battle not to destroy everything in your wake. Personally this is something that consumes us with equal parts hope and despair with every moment.
“Tunnel Vision is also a tribute. A sonic totem to the obsession of radicals that push the boundaries of politics, rebellion, altruism, conservation, science, design…. pioneers breaking us from stasis, plucking us from our current norm on a quest to a gentler future. Often it can feel like you are alone on the edges of society constantly swimming against the current state of hyper-capitalist zombification. Struggling to exist as yourself within the confines of our society. You are not alone. Keep pushing. Keep true… Revolution is coming. Onwards to Newtopia!”
‘Tunnel Vision’ follows the band’s previous releases ‘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 featured a call-to-arms monologue from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie – all of which feature on their upcoming debut album, Never Not Nothing.
A collection of apocalyptic anthems emanating from a source of caustic melody and infectious distortion, Never Not Nothing is a further insight to their vision of a crumbling world, inhabited by a cast of random reprobates and shot through with a sardonic British humour: a devastating gathering of monumental, maximalist and magnificent music, laser-honed to conquer what’s left of the world.
And that album title? “It means absolutely nothing but absolutely everything at the same time”, say the band. “It’s all encompassing; infinite nothingness.”
‘Never Not Nothing’
Love (feat. P.O.S)
Karma Ya Dig!?
Me.TV (feat Bobby Gillespie)
Body & Soul
Following a UK headline tour in March and April and a tour supporting Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes earlier in the year, the band have announced that they will be supporting them once again for shows in Kingston, London and Watford in May, before taking their revolutionary live show and army of silent hazmats to a slew of festivals over the summer.
Live dates can be found below – with more to be announced soon – and tickets are available here
9th – Boomtown Fair, Temple Valley
3rd – Gorilla, Manchester
4th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
5th – Garage, Glasgow
6th – o2 Institute, Birmingham
8th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10th – The Fleece, Bristol
11th – Electric Ballroom, London
9th – 2Q Festival, London