Modern life is a bit boring isn’t it? I hate having a phone. I don’t like anything that can cause someone to say “I just saw you…” NO YOU DIDN’T. Not that I do anything interesting. The last time I did something interesting was…actually, I cannot think of anything. I’m a boring soul, but certain bands bring excitement and joy to my life. Music makes me happy, the awful things you see on the News everyday makes me sad. But no matter how hard you may try you cannot shut the world off.
Or can you?
You can shut the world off and listen to THE best band to probably ever come from Cape Town. Allow your eardrums to be shook and blasted by The Future Primitives. They possess my favourite sound- Garage rock. But you can easily pick up on the surfer rock vibe in their music and twinges of Psychedelia. Put it all together and you get one bloody amazing band. It is a bit like The Gruesomes meeting The Beach Boys and creating some mental sound that you cannot live without.Why would you want to? This makes you feel like you are pottering about in the 1960s dressed in black with a questionable haircut. That’s me on a daily basis. I got called a “70s reject” the other day. Most would be offended, I wasn’t. Not because I’m thick-skinned, but because I reckon it’s a good look to have. I didn’t work or plan on looking like this, it just happened. The music I listen to influences the clothes I wear. Some hate it, but I don’t listen to them. You know what I do listen to? The Future Primitives, and so should you.
I’m writing this listening to their record, and no part of me feels like I am part of this world. That this lifetime is highly irrelevant. Has it ever been? Well, that’s a totally different conversation that probably requires either whiskey or a fruit tea after 11pm. It is the kind of music you kick an empty can around a desolate street to (think the Ramones.) It will make you want to dance, it will make you want to learn every single word to the songs and beg the band to come tour near you so you can hang with them. Music owns my life, sitting with a band you like talking about music is a great feeling. Some turn to drugs for a dizzy feeling. For me, I use music. Or, I stand up really quickly and go a bit funny. Old age, it does things to you.
I know I should probably tell you what tracks stand out for me, but there’s no fun in that. There’s no fun in ignoring something you favour when someone else may not dig it. So basically, the whole record is incredible. You should go listen to it, go on. Click this link:
Thing is reader, I knew they’d be a band I would instantly love when Heino emailed me telling me one of his favourite new bands is one of mine- Night Beats. Imagine if they toured together. Oh this is too much for me to think of, I may need a lie down at the mere thought of it.
They deserve to be bloody huge, but I know how the Music Industry works. However, the corporate sods cannot delve into your heart and steal the bands you love away from you. That’s enough. If a band can capture your heart, then who cares about anything else. The Future Primitives are an absolute pleasure to listen to. It feels like a swift kick in the face but also gives you the urge to throw your limbs about and pass it off as “dancing.”
Start a movement kids, start it to this.