Rock Sound debut mini album giveaway a success for Futures!
Last month Rock Sound gave away a copy of Futures' debut mini album 'The Holiday' free with every issue.
It was, as they say in the business, a roaring success as fans lapped up the release, regular readers got new music for nowt and industry types turned their heads slightly at a new way to expose unsigned bands to a large audience.
"We couldn't have anticipated what the covermount release would do for our band,"Futures vocalist Ant West admitted recently. "I remember the day it came out we were in London, frantically running round newsagents seeing it on the shelves. Seeing our debut record on that many copies one of the best UK magazines was a great feeling. There was such an overwhelming response online with people around the country saying that they'd found us in Rock Sound and that the CD would be the soundtrack to their Summer, it seemed that people were really going out of their way to get a copy. We can't thank the team at Rock Sound enough for coming up with the idea. It's opened up a whole corridor of new doors for us, and it's the ultimate start to this incredible year for Futures. We'll be looking back on this moment realising it was a big step to getting us where we want to be."