Hailing from the land of Milton Mangoes four-piece alt-rock outfit, Future Haunts, are the brainchild of frontman, Ben Speight & bassist Daniel Sergiacomi. After enlisting guitarist Tom Lindeman and drummer Stuie McKenzie, the band changed out of their pajamas and took their bedroom demos to the people.
The move fed into a fruitful 2016, providing them with over 500,000 hits on Spotify for their single ‘Devon Loch’, claps from the taste-makers at Triple J and the release of their debut EP ‘Rubicon’ in August. After cutting their teeth on shows with the likes of British India, Mid Ayr, Alex Lahey, Good Boy and Born Joy Dead, the lads were chomping at the bit to launch into 2017.
Launch they did – straight into the arms of a jam-packed Foundry at the annual Mountain Goat Valley Crawl. After releasing an open slather in the studio, the chaps are preparing for new single ‘Make Time’ to reach your earholes later this year. Recorded by Ben Speight at Plutonium Studios and his home studio, mixed by Tim Fitz (Middle Kids) and mastered by Ethan Greaves (Jouk Mistrow), the track shows a different Future Haunts.
This time they’re less stick and more honey with a 100% guarantee to ensnare you in multidimensional guitar riffs. It’s a tighter, fuller sound underpinned by Sergicomi’s driving bass-line and McKenzie’s stirring beats. In Speight’s own words, ‘Make Time is a song about distance. It’s an observational take on the disconnect that can occur between people when they become preoccupied with various aspects of life. It’s a gaze into the human condition in managing distractions in a modern world, while we’re constantly trying to place our time among the temporary.’
Take a squizz into any eight-ball you like and Future Haunts will be right there – tearing stages across the country and in the background static of ‘the one song stuck in your head’. Get comfortable – this is one foursome you’ll want to make time for.