I hope you’re holding up OK with lockdown, at least the sun is
shining, even though it appears to be still off down a tunnel. Something
to cheer the spirits here though, today we’re releasing a new album
entitled ‘Sogni’ by Melbourne quartet Primo! Primo! make music
that explores the boundaries of everyday life with unruffled levity,
tilted grace and a dose of grit, serving up insightful yet terse chorus
and verse. Their glorious songs shift from unwound post-punk to rubber
legged pop takes, chiming reflections to upbeat jangle.
Primo! feature Xanthe Waite and Amy Hill (both also play in Terry)
on guitar and bass, whilst Violetta Del Conte-Race adds further guitar
and Suzanne Walker underpins it all with a lively clatter of drums.
Drawing from the collective musical lexicon shown on the band’s debut
album Amici, Sogni (which translates from the Italian for
'Dreams') turns it s attentions to themes of decision-making, change,
time, heartbreak and the practicalities of work and daily life.
Sogni’s twelve songs were conceived in the
rehearsal room and perfected in a live setting, before being recorded to
an 8-track with Al Montfort across a number of home studios in
Melbourne. “Perfect Paper” propels the album into cruise, with splintering guitars, “Machine”
highlights the work-hierarchy struggle (you told me just what I should
do / but the problem is you’re only human / and I just can’t listen to
you / machine, machine, machine”). “Best & Fairest” questions the idea of an ideal life, while “Love Days” reflects on past relationships and “Diamond Day”
deals in accidentally being swept up in love. It’s this track that
Primo! decided to showcase in their brand new video made over the last
week from their respective homes in isolation.
‘Sogni’ by Primo! is available now digitally, it’s also obtainable
on limited orange or black 180g vinyl, accompanied by an artful lyric
insert too. ‘Sogni’ can be ordered online from all the best shops and of
course from our very own webshop here, we always appreciate the custom!
In the light of the COVID-19 outbreak we’ve had a number of shows
cancelled and postponed, some more now with newly confirmed dates for
later in the year (Shopping, Protomartyr and Jake Xerxes Fussell). Check
out our listings section (below) for an update, original tickets remain
valid for all rescheduled concerts and refunds are available too
through tickets vendors. Thanks again for all the supportive messages
over the last few weeks, we hope you’re keeping safe and sound.
Onwards into the unknown, take great care of yourselves!
Upset The Rhythm
UPSET THE RHYTHM
BONNIESONGS - CANCELLED YUMI AND THE WEATHER GARRET MOORE Wednesday 22 April Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB 7.30pm | £6.50
LUNGBUTTER - CANCELLED
ADULKT LIFE Thursday 30 April The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS 7.30pm | £7
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG - CANCELLED Friday 1 May EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH 7.30pm | £12