Future Islands are back with a brand new single, ‘King Of Sweden’. The Baltimore synth-poppers debuted the fizzing new track on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, February 15th, bringing their famed stage show to the small screen.
After performing a rendition of their standalone release ‘Peach’, Future Islands went on to deliver yet another new single. Dressed in a baggy black Hoody, at first, frontman Samuel T. Herring looks as though he might be about to do a dodgy impersonation of Liam Gallagher; swaggering up to the microphone before throwing a palmful of confetti over himself and pulling the hood away.
Above gluey analogue arpeggio’s, motoric drums, and a low-slung bassline, Herring gasps: “I met the King of Sweden/ When I was walking in the headlights/ Drowning in a bender/ Frozen at a red light”.
It’s the kind of ’80s-inspired earwormery that Future Islands do better than anyone else. Nostalgic, groove-laden, and road trip-ready, ‘King Of Sweden’ looks ahead to a summer that – with winter fading – seems just beyond our reach.
Future Islands are about to set off on their much anticipated forthcoming g tour. The group will embark on the UK leg next month, which will be followed by a string of dates in North America and Europe. Future Islands will be supported by Dan Deacond along the way. You can check out the full tour schedule below.
Future Islands tour dates:
- 03-23 Manchester, England – Academy 1 *
- 03-24 Manchester, England – Academy 1 *
- 03-25 London, England – Alexandra Palace *
- 03-27 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall *
- 03-28 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street *
- 03-29 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street *
- 03-31 Newcastle upon Tyne, England – Northumbria SU Institute *
- 04-01 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall *
- 04-02 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy Glasgow *
- 05-12 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
- 05-13 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
- 05-15 Calgary, Alberta – MacEwan Hall
- 05-17 Red Deer, Alberta – Bo’s Bar & Grill
- 05-19 Edmonton, Alberta – Midway Music • Arcade • Kitchen
- 05-20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Coors Event Centre
- 05-21 Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Park Theatre
- 05-24 London, Ontario – London Music Hall
- 05-25 Toronto, Ontario – History
- 05-26 Montreal, Quebec – M Telus
- 05-27 Ottawa, Ontario – The Bronson Centre
- 05-29 Quebec City, Ontario – Impérial Bell
- 05-30 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
- 05-31 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
- 06-02 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel
- 06-03 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel
- 08-16 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
- 08-17 Munich, Germany – TonHalle
- 08-18 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
- 08-22 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
- 08-24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
- 08-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
- 08-29 Helsinki, Finland – The House of Culture
- 10-26 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)
- 11-04 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
- 11-07 Paris, France – L’Olympia