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Edinburgh five-piece Future Get Down delve back into rhythmical bliss with new single Tears

Edinburgh five-piece Future Get Down delve back into rhythmical bliss with new single Tears

The Edinburgh-based five-piece are back after a two-year hiatus with long-awaited single, Tears. Produced by Richard Formby, renowned for his work with the likes of Ghost Poet, Wild Beasts and Spaceman 3, the new track is a melodic, vocal-driven stunner that firmly reasserts the band’s experimental pop prowess. 

I am stepping out… I am slipping out… I am drifting out of sync forever more,” frontman Oliver Kass chants, dragging the listener with him into a hedonistic sonic assault. Warm, visceral and uninhibited, the track marks a triumphant return to the scene for the band. 

Tears is the first single to come from Future Get Down since they released two EPs in 2018 that won support from BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne, Nemone, Vic Galloway and Steve Lamacq. Sleek-sounding, stylish and smart, the band are known for crafting synth-laden, electro-pop earworms that stick with you long after listening. 

Live, Future Get Down have been making waves since 2017. Since then, the band Drowned in Sound dubbed as “techno-pop krautrock wizards,” have supported the likes of Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, Jenny Hval and GNOD and have become firm festival favourites at the likes of of Blue Dot, Electric Fields and Kelburn Garden Party. 

Fronted by Kass and long-time collaborator Ally Dennis, they come as an energetic, bee-keeping-suit-clad five-piece with sets that are a perfectly honed attack on the senses. 

Future Get Down is fronted by Oliver Kass (vocals, various instruments) alongside Ally Dennis (bass, backing vocals, various instruments), Sam Bidgood (drums, percussion), Jeanne Laidlaw (synthesiser, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards) and Brian Pokora (synthesiser, guitar).


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