FUTURE HAUNTS Release New EP ‘Rushmore + Announce Headlining Tour

Future Haunts are waving the banner and leading the charge with a sound that is fresh, unique and constantly evolving.” – Tone Deaf

“I’ve got a real soft spot for future haunts and these guys keep delivering the goods right into my soft spots. yes, that sounds kinda gross, but i’m sorry it’s entirely true.” Declan Byrne, triple j

Brisbane four-piece Future Haunts today released their anticipated second EP ‘Rushmore’ – a middle finger to corporate, conservative views and a sonic challenge to the status quo. 

Self-recorded by the band at Plutonium Studios and mixed by Miro Mackie (St. Vincent, Hatchie, DZ Deathrays), ‘Rushmore’ follows the Future Haunts‘ 2016 debut EP ‘Rubicon’. Six tracks deep, ‘Rushmore’ EP features previous singles, Weather Vane and Fall In Line, which collectively received spins on triple j’s 2019 with Richard Kingsmill, Home & Hosed and Mornings, alongside Far Away which premiered on Home & Hosed. The EP also presents three unheard tracks,  Silence Is Golden, Jesus Tote Bag, and Slow Evolve. Traversing political themes and questioning the zeitgeist, Future Haunts have created a poignant statement piece. 

Singer Ben Speight explains the EP is influenced by the daily grind and culture of today’s world, “everybody’s in a race. To build more, to consume more, to expect more, to rush more. We’ve lost sight of the bigger picture, of looking after each other and the planet we live on. These songs capture the essence of a world that’s got itself in a big hurry and pushes back against the conservative zombies that feed off it.” Moving even further into political territory, the track Slow Evolve even samples a snippet from one of the late Bob Hawke’s speeches, citing “the great person is the one who draws upon, but is not beholden to the past, dealing with the challenges of the present…and who does so in the certain knowledge that the challenges and the environment of that future will not simply be a replication of past experiences”

With further praise from the blogosphere, the quartet have also seen additions to Spotify’s New Music Friday, Broad Chords and Chords + Cardigans and  Apple’s Best of the Week, A List: Alternative, Today’s Indie Rock and Heaps Indie playlists. Garnering a reputation for their tight musicianship and explosive live performances, Future Haunts have supported the likes of Middle Kids, Hockey Dad, Alex Lahey and Bad//Dreems, and performed at BIGSOUND 2019.  From tomorrow, the band take their intelligent indie rock on their first ever interstate headline tour, kicking off with a free show at The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl before three major city headline shows and a performance at Jungle Love Festival

Future Haunts’ ‘Rushmore, EP is out NOW. LISTEN HERE


SAT 15 FEB | Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane | QLD
FRI 28 FEB | Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne | VIC
FRI 6 MAR | Vinnies Dive, Gold Coast | QLD
SAT 7 MAR | The Foundry, Brisbane | QLD
SUN 8 MAR | Yours & Owls Sundays, Wollongong | NSW
FRI 1- SUN 3 MAY | Jungle Love Festival, Mary Valley Region | QLD

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