Futur Primitif features the songs and voice of Daniel Lefkowitz, former member of American indie-folk gentry The Low Anthem.
Their second album Machineteeth (2013) was recorded live with a full band comprised of members of The Low Anthem and produced by Ben Knox Miller.
Now signed to Integrity Records for European releases, Futur Primitif’s first single to be taken from the album was Nuclear Shockwave (INT 037), out on 21st January 2013, which saw support from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and various regional radio stations.
Second single, Digital Space, came out in May. Watch the video at YouTube – Digital Space.
“Excellent” John Kennedy, XFM “Exceptional … 5/5” AAA Music
“Velvets go folk … very good” Paul Lester “…dreamy indiefuzz” Pop Dodger
Futur Primitif is currently an electric duo, incorporating elements of Velvet Underground era rock, sparse folk, and a fearless approach to the wall of sound. Having performed to rapt audiences from London to Los Angeles, 2011 brought the band to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and the main stage of the End of the Road Festival in Dorset.
Third UK single was Time, its simple arrangement and haunting melancholy closely mirroring the sound of the band for whom Daniel previously played guitar and wrote celebrated songs such as This God Damn House and Dreams Can Chase You Down.
The animated video for Time, created by young, upcoming UK animator/illustrator Hughey Herbert, is at YouTube – Time
Machineteeth, the band’s first album for Integrity, received a raft of positive reviews from tastemakers such as Musicosis through to tabloid champion The Sun.
“Very beautiful … 4/5” The Sun
“A majestic album” A Musical Priority
“Heart, passion and existential woe” R2 Magazine
“Lyrics that chill and sounds that build a euphoric rush” Musicosis
“A classic American rock vibe reminiscent of Dylan and Mellencamp” Indie London
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After a successful UK tour in May (including supporting John Grant at Shepherds Bush Empire) and video sessions for Line of Best Fit, Songs From The Shed and 316 Queens, Futur Primitif returned to these shores to play no less than 3 sets at the End of the Road Festival in Dorset and a headline show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb.
Futur Primitif’s third album, provisionally entitled “Selfie”, has been recorded with members of Arc Iris and is slated for release in 2018.back to bands
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You – MALMØ - Solo live performance of the single