THE FUTUREHEADS STORM THE OTHER STAGE

The band admit it’s a ‘far cry’ from their debut at the event two years ago…

THE FUTUREHEADS played a triumphant mid-afternoon set at GLASTONBURY 2005 this afternoon and revealed that it was a “far cry” from their debut at the event two years ago (June 25).

Tearing through the Other Stage, the band’s setlist featured the tracks ’Decent Days And Nights’, ’A To B’ and the crowd favourite ’Hounds OF Love’.

Speaking to NME.COM before the gig, guitarist Ross Millard recalled the first time that the group played at the Glastonbury.

He said: “It’s far cry from the last time we played here the summer before last. We played in the New Bands Tent and we didn’t have any tour manager or crew. We didn’t even have leads long enough to stretch from the amps to the front of the stage. We didn’t realise we could stick around so we played and left straight away and watched the rest on TV – it didn’t even feel like we’d been there.”

However, The Futureheads nearly didn’t make the gig after encountering problems with their transport.

Millard revealed: “We stayed in Bristol last night because the wheels exploded on our tour bus. We had to change into a football team coach so FC Futureheads rolled into Glastonbury just half an hour ago.”

The day also marked singer Barry Hyde’s birthday.

”We’ve organised a big cake with a stripper coming out of it,” joked Millard. “Actually, we were really boring and I got him a Miles Davis box set.”

Bassist Jaff added: “And I got him a (modern classical composers) Steve Reich and Terry Riley album. It’s not very rock ‘n’ roll, but we thought “he likes music – let’s get him CDs.”

Before their set, the band admitted that they wanted to test the Glastonbury festival-goers, with Millard saying: “We’ll be playing the a cappella track off our album (’Danger Of The Water’) which we haven’t really been doing before and probably be splitting the crowd up – hip-hop style – for ‘Hounds Of Love’. I’ve been waiting for years to find out if the famous Glastonbury crowd are up for it. It would feel amazing if everyone in the crowd was singing along.”

Today at Glastonbury will later see headlining performances from Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage, Razorlight on the Other Stage and Babyshambles on the Leftfield Stage.

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