Black vinyl manufactured in Australia by Zenith Records. Includes double-sided insert and download code. Pink cover pressing available in the UK through Upset The Rhythm.
Includes digital pre-order of Sogni.
You get 3 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
shipping out on or around April 17, 2020
Streaming + Download
Pre-order of Sogni. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Primo! are delighted to announce the release of their second full length album, Sogni, on April 17, via Antifade (AU) and Upset The Rhythm (UK). Sogni is the follow up to 2018’s Amici. Alongside the announce, they share gently wrought first single, ‘Best and Fairest’.
Drawing from a collective musical lexicon as seen in Amici, Sogni (which translates to 'Dreams') reflects on themes of decision-making, change, time, heartbreak and the practicalities of work and daily life. Primo!'s music is a study of duality, weaving through these themes with an idiosyncratic delivery that is punctuated by post-punk sensibilities, upbeat jangle and unexpected electronic flourishes.
Sogni sees the introduction of Amy Hill on bass, adding to the original trio of Suzanne Walker (drums), Violetta Del Conte-Race and Xanthe Waite (guitars). There’s a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that's a testament to the group’s collaborative work ethic and experience in their associated bands.
Spanning just under 30 minutes, Sogni’s twelve songs were conceived collectively 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.
The resulting LP comes with a languid and fluid pace. Opener “Things To Do” sets the tone for Sogni, a record that reflects Primo!’s day-to-day life, with sharp lyrics and a chiming encouragement. “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 and 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. Before long, the LP is wrapped up with a hazy and intimate final track, “Reverie”.
Primo! are making guitar music that explores the boundaries of everyday life with calm levity, tilted grace and grit. Catch them touring Sogni in 2020!
I stumbled across this by accident. It's totally brilliant and the best thing I've heard for ages. Sounds as fresh as the original Buzzcocks.
I will buy your latest album via bandcamp very soon.
Best wishes. Richard Adams
Musique d'une précision et d'une originalité remarquables tant par le chant singulier , la rythmique précise et changeante et le jeux guitare/basse hors du commun. Mais ce qui me plait par dessus tout c'est l'originalité des mélodie et des accords de guitare . Un grand groupe qui gagnerait à être connu sur toute la planète (punk)Rock!!! Je les adore! speedy ortiz