New Leeds/Bradford based band Too Much Future have released their debut single of foreboding rock catharsis, Braying (Pt.1). Too Much Future are a group of disparate musicians from Leeds/Bradford, West Yorkshire. In 2016 Owen Brinley had all but decided to give up on music, yet the mind kept turning and bringing new ideas – stripped of any adornment, back to the bare bones. Through the twists and turns of following years and an extended battle with chronic pain, which informs many of his lyrics, a writing partnership with guitarist & artist Ben Holden was forged. Owen spoke with The Fountain about the new track in more depth as well as their plan for 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, what has it been like putting out your first single Braying Pt 1?
It’s been surreal, we finished mixing our debut album around Christmas and I certainly didn’t foresee the first release being in the midst of a global pandemic – having band meetings over zoom rather than in the pub after band practice.
The reaction so far has been great though. I’m proud we managed to focus our efforts and pull together such a cool video from total isolation.
TF: How would you sum the track up in one sentence?
It’s a retort to the oppression that chronic anxiety imposes on us, debunking it and hitting back.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
Oh Jees, it changes all the time but the last few years have seen a lot of Johnny Jewel magic from the bands on Italians Do It Better. Also – Beach House, Big Thief, Hot Snakes, MBV, Johnny Marr, Alex G, Slowdive and I’ve also been having a bit of a Supergrass renaissance.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
Maybe I’ll find out at our next band meeting on Zoom! It’s tough to say but I’d like to think we’ll have the album out by the end of the year/early 2021.
There will be another single soon, for sure. Other than that, we’ll have to see how it all unravels for us human beings.