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Formed in 2000, this UK indie rock quartet can trace its origins to a government-funded youth project in their native Sunderland. Guitarist Barry Hyde was employed at the project as a tutor and through his work met up with fellow guitarist Ross Millard (22 July 1982, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, England) and drummer Peter Brewis. The trio formed the Futureheads with bass player David Jaff Craig, taking their name from a Flaming Lips album. After performing a number of local gigs and recording a limited edition demo tape, Barrys younger brother Dave Hyde was brought in to the line-up to replace the otherwise occupied Brewis. The new look quartet continued to rehearse at all hours and play whenever possible, before setting off on a character-defining European tour. On their return they completed a self-released 7-inch single before recording two EPs for Fantastic Plastic. The material on these releases, 1, 2, 3 - Nul and First Day, demonstrated the...