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On the phone today from the heartland, en route to Chicago in a tour bus, Jaff from buzzy Brit-band the Futureheads took a few minutes to tell me about their new self-titled album, touring with even-buzzier-band Franz Ferdinand, and what life on a tour bus has been like for them.
“We didn’t really know what to expect from America,” said Jaff, who mans the bass and contributes vocals for the punk-pop quartet. “But we knew there wasn’t much to worry about since we were opening for Franz. People only half listen to the opening band, you know?”
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Brothers Barry and Dave Hyde apparently fight constantly, but in a good-natured, perfectly normal brotherly way. But the guys are all happy to be here, happy to have a new record (released in the U.S. October 26) and overall, a jolly busload of late-teen and early-twenties Brits. Many critics thought their live show blew away Franz Ferdinand on their fall tour, so hopes are high for this Saturday’s headlining show at the Larimer Lounge.