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Futur Primitif – new single & video

Time is the new single by Futur Primitif, the band featuring songwriter and singer Daniel Lefkowitz, former member of American indie-folk darlings The Low Anthem.

 Of all the tracks on Futur Primitif’s current album, the simple arrangement and haunting melancholy of Time most closely mirror the sound of the band for whom Daniel previously played guitar and wrote celebrated songs such as This God Damn House.

 The video for Time, created by upcoming UK animator/illustrator Hughey Herbert (www.animatedhughey.com), is here:  Time on YouTube

 Futur Primitif’s earlier singles, Nuclear Shockwave and Digital Space, enjoyed spot plays on 6 Music, XFM and Amazing Radio.

“Excellent” John Kennedy, XFM                            “Exceptional … 5/5″ AAA Music

 ”Velvets go folk … very good” Paul Lester            “…dreamy indiefuzz” Pop Dodger

 Machineteeth, the band’s first album since teaming up with us here at 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

The Machineteeth album is available on a limited edition silk-screened cover CD in our online shop and as a download from iTunes, Amazon and the usual digital stores.

After a successful UK tour in May (including supporting John Grant at Shepherds Bush Empire) and video sessions featured on Line Of Best Fit, City Sessions and Songs From The Shed, Futur Primitif return to these shores to play 2 sets at the End of the Road Festival in Dorset on 31st August and a headline show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb on 4th September.

 


Festival Frolics

With the UK summer festival season in full swing, some of our bands are packing their wellies and guitars and heading out into fields across the country.

Miniature Dinosaurs follow their ace performance at the sold-out Belladrum Festival with an acoustic slot at the Amasing Festival in Strathpeffer (31st August/1st September) alongside the likes of Eddi Reader, The Winter Tradition and Fake Major.  Get more info at Amasing.co.uk

theLights have already played Lechlade Festival and Cock Rock.  This weekend (9th, 10th, 11th August) they play Lakefest in the Cotswolds, headlining the Globe Stage on the Friday night and then playing the main stage at 1pm on the Saturday. Get more info at Lakefest.co.uk

Futur Primitif‘s Daniel Lefkowitz returns to the scene of one of his most acclaimed UK shows on Friday 30th August with an appearance at the End of The Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, with the likes of Sigur Ros, Belle and Sebastian and Dinosaur Jr playing over the weekend. Get more info at Endoftheroadfestival.com

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Valentiine album – on download & CD

Valentiine’s awesome album ‘Valentiine’ is now available throughout Europe for download via iTunes, Amazon and all major online stores, and for pre-order in CD format with full-colour booklet.

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The 11 track debut includes recent singles ‘Love Like’ and ‘Chucky’.

Watch the ‘Love Like’ video at Love Like on YouTube

Watch the ‘Chucky’ video at Chucky on YouTube

Classic Rock mag have had the album on repeat on their office stereo and chose a track for their brand new compilation (out 19th June) ‘Unleashed Vol. II’, featuring, in their words, “the world’s best new bands”.

Penny Black Music think that “Valentiine have produced an album that may inspire a generation of teenage girls to pick up a guitar“.

The CD version of the album can be pre-ordered now from our mail order page for dispatch by first class post in July throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

‘Valentiine’ can be previewed/downloaded from iTunes here: Valentiine iTunes

And from Amazon here: Valentiine Amazon

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Futur Primitif on Rough Trade Compilation

We’re delighted that Futur Primitif have been chosen to contribute a track to the brand new double album (CD and download) produced by the Rough Trade Record Shop to celebrate this year’s End Of The Road Festival.

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Simon Taffe and his team started the EOTR festival in 2005 and Rough Trade was there with its first ever festival stall and have been there ever since. From the outset Simon attempted to create an independent festival with a strong ethos, a booking policy that avoided over hyped bands, where artists played longer than normal sets and a holistic approach to staffing, environment and facilities.

2013′s End Of The Road promises to be a heavy, intensely rewarding collective experience with Rough Trade favourites like Sigur Ros, Belle and Sebastian, Dinosaur Jr and David Byrne rubbing shoulders with exciting new artists like Savages, Charlie Boyer, Merchandise, Angel Olsen, Deptford Goth, our own Futur Primitif and many more.

See the full tracklisting and order the album from Rough Trade by clicking here: EOTR 2013

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Valentiine – new single, album & UK tour

Valentiine release their eponymous debut album via Integrity Records on 1st July, preceded by new single ‘Chucky‘ on 17th June, alongside their first headline UK tour.

Valentiine are 3 girls from Melbourne, Australia, who reincarnate the heavy 90’s into something beautiful, dirty pop hooks drowned in the honesty of screaming vocals with seething cheerleader harmonies over the top.

New single ‘Chucky‘ and its video show the band’s dark humour as they recount their own ‘morning after’ hangover blues in graphic detail.

Watch CHUCKY on YouTube here: CHUCKY VIDEO

‘Awesome. Disgusting. I love it!’  Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio

‘Warning: contains disturbing children’s playgroup vomiting scenes’  Classic Rock Magazine

The single’s b-side, is the heavier, moody slow-burn ‘Beauty Lies‘ which has its very own Jerome Velinsky video too.

Watch BEAUTY LIES on YouTube here: BEAUTY LIES VIDEO

Chucky‘ follows debut single ‘Love Like‘ which was A-listed, Breakfast Show Record of the Week and was No. 1 in the Amazing Radio chart, B-listed on Bloodstock Radio and received spot plays on Radio 1’s Phil and Alice show, Q and several regional specialist shows.

Valentiine’s 11-track album is out on CD on 1st July via our mailorder page and from select indie record stores around the UK.  It will also be available as a special pre-release from all UK shows and has full European distribution via iTunes (you can pre-order now at Valentiine iTunes pre-order ), Amazon and other download stores.

‘The best Australian band you’ve never heard of’   The Guardian

Something different, something special‘   Musicosis

‘Cool Australian femme grunge’  Record Collector

Valentiine’s UK tour hits the following venues through June:

10th  Leeds   The Packhorse
11th  Hull   The Adelphi
13th  Sheffield   O2 Academy2
14th  Newcastle   Think Tank
15th  Edinburgh   Wee Red Bar
17th  Brighton   Sticky Mike’s
18th  Camden   Dublin Castle
20th  Birmingham   Asylum2
21st   Manchester   Dry Bar
22nd Leicester   Lock 42

 

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