‘IDEAL HOME’ by Near Future (Bernholz + Neil Arthur) – OUT NOW


‘The mood is enigmatic, Ballardian, with electronics twisted into unconventional structures. Urban poetry for the English edgelands.’ 7/10 Uncut Magazine

‘Ideal Home shows the value of keeping the emotional shades down and the ambient temperature cool.’ MOJO

“A sharp and sparkling album of futuristic beauty.” Louder Than War

‘Impressive . . . yep, this is going to f*** with some heads.’ Classic Pop Magazine

Out NOW on Blanc Check records – Near Future’s stunning debut, Ideal Home is finally released on Vinyl, CD and Digital formats – also available to stream in full here on Bandcamp. Rising in its acclaim, it has been getting airplay from BBC 6 Music’s Nemone, and Gideon Coe.

A special, limited number of signed CDs and Vinyl are available from their shop, and the pair will hit London with their third gig to date, on 6th September at the Institute of Light.


Near Future (Bernholz & Neil Arthur) interviewed for Louder Than War


With their debut album ‘Ideal Home’ already announced for 26.05.18 on Neil’s own label – Blanc Check Records, Near Future (Bernholz and Neil Arthur) give one of their first in-depth interviews with Louder Than War about the new project and album, and forthcoming live tour.

You can hear the first tracks to be released ‘Ideal Home / Overwhelmed’ here:



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Bernholz has been collaborating with Neil Arthur of Blancmange.

Their new project is called ‘Near Future'; the duo have produced music and artwork through a series of timed email exchanges, resulting in the angular, percussive ‘Ideal Home’ as their debut single. The shared vocals and atmospheric production (with lyrics by Bernholz) maintain a balance between cold, detached observation and human feeling. The track has already received airplay courtesy of Gideon Coe on BBC 6Music.

Meanwhile, the B-side ‘Overwhelmed’ is more emotional. A quietly moving piece of music written and recorded by Bernholz, the track inspired Neil Arthur to write the words, take the lead vocal and add some further loops and sounds.

‘Ideal Home/Overwhelmed’ will be released on Blanc Check Records on 22nd April 2016. There are limited signed promo CDs available online.

Near Future will be recording more material throughout the year and plan to release their debut album in 2017.


Bernholz in Switzerland & UK Tour w/ Blancmange – Feb – March 2016


BERNHOLZ plays 2 shows in Switzerland this February before heading on the road with Blancmange as special guest on their March 2016 UK Tour.

Weds 24 – Düdingen – Bad Bonn
Fri 26 – St. Gallen – Grabenhalle

UK TOUR – MARCH 2016 – Blancmange + Bernholz
Thurs 17 – Southampton – Brook 
Fri 18 London – Garage 
Sat 19 Brighton – Concorde 2  
Mon 21 Milton Keynes – Stables
Weds 23 Glasgow – Audio
Thurs 24 Darwen – Library Theatre 
Friday 25  Hebden Bridge – Trades Club ON SALE SOON
Sat 26 Club Academy – Manchester 

VIP tickets for all these shows are available from the Official Blancmange Store:  http://blancmange.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=27079