FUTURE FEATS is a Los Angeles based alternative pop band led by a manic singer-songwriter who goes by the name Josh. A series of impactful life events led him to a much-needed trip of self-actualization. These events proved to be a catalyst, enabling true inspiration for creating music that would be released as FUTURE FEATS. FUTURE FEATS is an unapologetically sincere approach to Josh’s narrative. It details his journey of learning to let go of the pitfalls and pressures that trapped him within a feeling of impossibility. Soon after moving to Los Angeles to focus on FUTURE FEATS’ debut album, Josh met integral collaborator/producer, Justin Warfield. Together they forged a creative bond that would ultimately become an honest representation of Josh’s turbulent life in an album-worth of recorded material.
“Storytelling is an essential survival tool for any artist attempting to be something more than just surface material we all tend to sift through,” says Josh, “Everything became much clearer once I started allowing events from my past to be used as inspiration for all future material.” FUTURE FEATS’ music is an unapologetically sincere approach to Josh’s narrative. It details his journey of learning to let go of the pitfalls and pressures that trapped him within a feeling of impossibility, from struggles with substance abuse, to falling in love at a Hollywood house party, to deceit that ended in heartbreaking divorce.
Frontrunner Josh is from a small town in North Carolina and spent almost a decade of his life in Chicago before moving to LA. Band members Ben and Zach are from Lincoln, Nebraska, and Patrick is from Tucson, Arizona, curating the perfectly diverse but collaborative group of musicians to help carry out the ultimate vision of FUTURE FEATS moving forward. As for the band name, Josh says in an interview with All-Access:
“I enjoy alliteration. I also wanted to go with something that sounded a bit off-kilter in a sense. It wasn’t very difficult to come up with, and I do feel like it fits the aesthetic of our sound. It also oozes a certain amount of urgency for forward momentum, which is what I was admittedly desperate for back when I started all of this.”
Their latest single “Same Mistakes” was released in 2018, receiving great reviews from critics and listeners alike. When describing how the new song came to be, Josh explains, “It’s a song about a lot of bad decisions and even worse behavior that landed me in a hospital bed en route to a comfy jail cell.” It’s about remembering those scarring mistakes so that they don’t happen again, something that resonates with people across the globe.
The band has toured with The Wombats, Public Access TV, Soft White Sixties, Matt and Kim, and Tokyo Police Club. You can catch their all-ages show with The Kooks and Barns Courtney at Bogart’s on Friday February 22nd at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, or you can enter to win tickets to the show here.