|Genres||Dream pop, electronic, synthpop|
|Instruments||Computers, vintage synthesizers and drum machines|
|Labels||The Sleepover Party, Southern Fried, Kiez Beats|
Futurecop! is a British musical group creating music about their childhood memories. Futurecop! consists of Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol.
Life and career
Growing up in Manchester, England, Iqbal developed a passion for re-creating the electronic synth melodies influenced by fantasy, nostalgia, '80s (more recently 90s) cartoons, video games and movie soundtracks.
Iqbal and Carrol met at University, where they were enrolled on the same course. Even though Manzur was an outcast and Peter was part of the popular crowd, their love of 80s/90s memorabilia, bought them together and very quickly became best friends
After graduating from university Iqbal spent all of his time re-creating the sound of his childhood. With no previous knowledge of electronic production, he used a laptop, a MIDI keyboard and Reason. Iqbal and Carrol joined to form Futurecop!
Due to attention from popular blogs and support from various musicians Futurecop! gained a significant following. Their most popular songs included "N.A.S.A.", "Tonite's Hero" and "Transformers".
In 2009, they released their debut EP The Unicorn & the Lost City of Alvograth, with Southern Fried Records.
In 2010, they released—only in Japan—a 14-track album It's Forever, Kids for record label and publisher Media Factory. This album allowed Futurecop! to experiment with their sound outside their bedrooms and into professional studios, with singers and other producers that they met while touring.
2012 saw the release of their EP The Movie OST via Kiez Beats Records. This was an electronic instrumental soundtrack created for a made up retro fantasy movie. The album peaked at number 7 on the Beatport charts in January 2012. They then went on to release their first two singles—"Starworshipper" and "The Only Way"—in mid-2012.
Futurecop! are currently working on their next album "Fairy Tales." Influenced by a more mature, down-tempo, lo-fi, indie sound and still based around their signature 80s synths, however this time more influenced by their experiences of being kids of the 90s. Other influences are from shoegaze, dream pop and new age music.
- The Unicorn & the Lost City of Alvograth EP (2009)
- The Remixes <3 EP (2010)
- It's Forever, Kids (2010 - JAPAN ONLY)
- The Adventures of Starpony EP (2011)
- The Movie OST (2012)
- Hopes, Dreams & Alienation (2013)
- Fairy Tales (TBC)
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