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By Margaret Chrystall

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NEW single Lepricorn brings Thurso band Forgetting The Future back to the forefront of people’s minds with a new video telling the story of a couple’s disintegrating relationship.

Forgetting The Future.
Forgetting The Future.

Again, like the band’s debut album, Broken Phones & Hormones, the single has been produced by Emmy award-winning top LA producer Ken Allardyce who has worked with Green Day, Fleetwood Mac, Weezer and Madonna.

The unusual spelling of ‘leprechaun’ is down to singer and songwriter Robbie McNicol who didn’t like the real spelling, so kept his own unique version.

“It’s about people moving away, with their jobs or with uni and the strain that entails on the relationship.”

Local videographer Jamie Tod worked with the band and two locals star in the story, which for the video, becomes the story of a lesbian relationship and features two local actresses in the roles, Eryn Dunnett and Rachel Lyall.

The band, which got together in 2014, has managed to ride out the storm of lockdown.

Robbie said: “We have just been knuckling down and recording and getting some new tracks done, so that when we’re ready we can just get them out and have all our time to tour.”

The four-piece – which also includes Connor Wilson, Max Paul and Jamie Mackay – has also been lucky to have somewhere to rehearse when Covid restrictions have allowed them to get together.

Robbie said: “We rehearse in local Thurso nightclub Skinandi’s and the owner, Brian Cardosi, is so good to us.

He lets us come into practise for free because he says he really believes in us – it’s been perfect for us. We leave our gear up and it has been amazing to do that.

“He’s doing us such a solid – so I’ve promised him a private jet when we do get famous!

“It will be out of my pocket, but I’m totally OK with that,” laughed Robbie.

Latest single Lepricorn is out now on major platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc. See the band’s website: www.forgettingthefuture.co.uk And forgetting The Future is on the line-up for the Endospell Festival near Tore on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1. Details: www.endospell.co.uk

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