In our next band spotlight, we chat to Black Futures about their anarchic post-everything electronic rock sound.
What’s the mission statement with Black Futures?
To bring people joy, excitement, wonder and release.
What inspires the band visually – think art, movies for example?
The human condition, The absurdly vast diversity of life on Planet Earth, Theoretical Physics, Positive Nihilism, Humour (mostly sarcasm), relationships, Joy, Mystery, The use of science fiction as a tool to help us come to terms with our own reality…. oh and any music that embodies the raw, visceral, explosive, antagonistic aesthetics of Punk Rock.
What motivates you outside of music – what about specific people and places?
There is no life outside of music. The Black Futures family is completely unified by the pursuit of music and the role it plays in developing and enriching our civilisation.
What are the biggest plans for the rest of 2017?
There is a Black Futures gathering on 05/10/2017 at Bloc (Hackney). Expect smoke, strobe and subsonic frequencies… the rest I’m afraid is on a need to know basis. Though Jim Carey may be there.
What would you say the biggest challenges are for you as a band right now?
We are happy building our vibes as we go. No challenges right now just the promise of adventure. As some distinguished members of the Black Futures family say “All is Love” which is factually just not correct, but a nice sentiment. We kind of prefer “Never Not Nothing”.
What experiences specifically led up to the creation of ‘Karma, Ya Dig?’
‘Karma Ya Dig!?’ is actually quite a personal song. We lost two very close members of the Black Futures family to mental health issues and ultimately suicide. These were vivacious, intelligent, complex and fantastically odd humans that are very dear to us. We wanted to immortalise the most fantastic memories of our exploits and comradery in a song for all of our friends. Please support causes that we care about: http://musicsupport.org and https://mind.org.uk
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