Preview: Barry Hyde Futureheads Brighton Komedia

Fans of indie post-punk rockers The Futureheads will be delighted to hear that guitarist and vocalist Barry Hyde will be coming to Brighton to perform an intimate solo show at Brighton Komedia (Studio) to showcase his debut album, Malody, which was released in June 2016 on Sirenspire Records. The show is hosted by local promoter Melting Vinyl, and as with most of their shows, features a great support from a local artist - in this case the gentle folksters Lutine, a Brighton 3-piece known for their delicate arrangements and vocal harmonies. Tickets are just £12.50 in advance/ £16.50 otd so buy tickets now to save a few quid on the day. 

The Futureheads first came to light in 2000 - how can that be 17 years ago? They are possibly best known for their outstanding cover of Kate Bush's classic track 'Hounds of Love', which was recorded in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, and subsequently released as a single. The track got to number 8 in the UK charts - not bad for an indie track - and was also voted Best Single of 2005 by NME. Hyde's solo works first materialised in 2014, with his debut solo EP Ivory Cutlery released in 2015, followed by his first solo album, Malody in June 2016. The album is based on Hyde's abilities as a piano/vocalist and talks about his experiences dealing with and learning to manage mental illness, bi-polar disorder, which he was diagnosed with in 2012. This showcase of his songwriting prowess is sure to be a treat for all those present so make sure that you're not washing your hair that night and get down to the Brighton Komedia for a night of beautiful piano ballads.


  • 9 Feb - Komedia, Brighton
  • 10 Feb - The Cube Microplex, Bristol
  • 11 Feb - The Ort Cafe, Birmingham


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