Steven Wilson teases new project The Future Bites

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson (Image credit: Turner Hall)

Steven Wilson (opens in new tab) has released a video teasing his new project The Future Bites.

A Facebook page for The Future Bites was set up at the end of February – and today a short video has been uploaded hinting: “What is the future? It’s a word. The Future Bites product drop 1 coming soon.”

This could point to a new single release, with Wilson previously revealing a run of European tour dates under The Future Bites banner (opens in new tab) which are scheduled to take place in September this year.

The Future Bites also has its own website (opens in new tab), which shows a variety of products including tinned air, multi-vitamin supplements and a trio of t-shirts, with a countdown clock suggesting a new item will be unveiled next week.

There’s also a glitchy audio file on the site under the banner: “Behold the foul-mouthed hammer of the future.”

Speaking about the project previously, Wilson said: “Every time I make a new album, it's hugely important for me that it holds a unique place in my catalogue and won't simply be more of the same.

“Moving into the third decade of the 21st century and my second decade as a touring solo artist, it felt like time to apply the same philosophy to the live experience.

"I want to challenge myself to create something that confronts my own notions – and hopefully the audience's too – of how to present my music in a concert situation. 

“This has become The Future Bites – a series of special events at larger venues, something on a grander and more immersive scale. I'm already hugely excited about them!”

More details next week.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.