The dark yet energetic track premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and finds the alt-rockers dropping hip hop influences into their dynamic, groove-ridden sound.
It comes paired with a Jake Jelicich-directed video, which sees them performing the song under moody, auburn lighting. They said:
“Futureproof is about self-preservation; what that means to different people and the lengths that those people would go to achieve it.
“It’s designed to be a guitar rock and hip hop hybrid. That can be a bit of an eye roller and it’s easy to get wrong, but there’s a parallel between some of our heavier songs and the more aggressive side of hip hop, which we wanted to try and get at. It’s dark and chromatic and then it’s mixed like a hip hop track with loud drums and vocals. The idea was to try and explore that territory in the most authentic and fresh way.”
It follows on from the band’s third album, ‘Moral Panic’, released in October 2020. They’ll support the record with a UK and Ireland tour in September and October. Tickets are on sale now.
Nothing But Thieves Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows
Thu September 30 2021 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Sat October 02 2021 – BELFAST Ulster Hall
Mon October 04 2021 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed October 06 2021 – PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Thu October 07 2021 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri October 08 2021 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sun October 10 2021 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon October 11 2021 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Tue October 12 2021 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Thu October 14 2021 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Fri October 15 2021 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Sat October 16 2021 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena