Josh: We originally met during secondary school while we were all first discovering some of our favorite bands. After casually playing together for a couple of years, we wrote and recorded our first demo EP and started playing shows around the UK not long after.
What is the local music scene like in your area?
Josh: It’s great but small at the same time. Hartlepool, being a little town in the North of England maybe means isn’t the best location in terms of artistic exposure, but it’s scene definitely celebrates niche music which I feel helped us form our sound and allowed us to experiment. The acceptance and encouragement of more underground genres in our hometown is quite prevalent and you can tell by the shows that are put on there.
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?
Josh: To name a few on behalf of all of us, three big ones are The Fall of Troy, At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta; but of course there are so many from bands that find their way into our music one way or another, the list would be far too long.
What are some of the challenges you face trying to make a name for yourselves in the music industry?
Josh: In general our main focus is on the song-writing and production of the music, when it comes to marketing and promotion it’s fair to say it’s not our biggest strength. Facebook/social media makes it equal parts difficult and easy to be exposed to a new audience, when you’re pushing your work online it can often feel like it’s a bit disposable which can be frustrating but when
Jake: I think this whole streaming revolution set up makes it very difficult for artists unless you’re a megastar. Like, a lot of people don’t seem to want to listen to a full record anymore, they’ll go on Spotify or Apple Music etc. play the first song of an album or the most popular and turn it off if it doesn’t tickle them in the first 30 seconds. I think the biggest challenge is trying to captivate that audience, so yeah, we need to write a lot more 30 second songs.
Could you tell us a little bit about the making of your Video for Neptune & Triton? Who directed it? Who came up with the concept?
Josh: Our friend Michael who happens to be a talented film-maker put the video together for us, his experience and vision with cinematography and film helped us create something professional that in addition suited the music perfectly. The video was shot over 2 days at our practice room, which usually looks absolutely no-where near as eerie as it does in the video.
Where do you hope to see yourselves as a band in 5 years?
Josh: 10 double albums, feature length film, world domination. All of that shit.
If you could choose any 5 bands to create a show, who would be on your dream lineup?
Milo: For me it would have to be The Fall of Troy, Queens of the Stone age, The Contortionist, Deftones and Mastodon. These bands have had a huge influence on my playing especially in my writing and to see them all in one gig would be unreal.
Could you tell us about Glasshouse Records and how you came to be involved with them?
Milo: With how powerful social media is now and how big of a factor it is on a bands career, it really was just down to the case of our online presence being heard by our bro Rory, who is the creator and owner of Glasshouse Records. He sent out an email showing interest in our work and the relationship grew from there. Having this partnership with Glasshouse Records has been a huge help with our development as a band in the last year, giving us the drive to push ourselves further.
Where can fans keep up to date on new music and shows from Future Horizons?
Milo: Yeah you can pretty much find us anywhere on all the core social media platforms all under the name ‘future horizons’. That’s our main go-to for updates on new material, merch and tours. We do post some absolute shan crack as well and for those that don’t speak our northern slang we post shite.