Felt Share Brand New ‘Primitive Painters’ Video

An incredible time capsule...

Felt did things differently. A singular project in British music, the group presented the auteur-like vision of Lawrence (no surname required here), melding together indie pop with baroque flourishes, and a striking beautiful way with words.

Closing as the 80s ended, Felt left an immaculate catalogue, one that has inspired succeeding generations of musicians and songwriters.

1985 single ‘Primitive Painters’ remains a high point, a perennial touchstone for those new to Felt’s world. A truly exemplary piece of art, it found the band joined by Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, who provides an other-worldly vocal.

The gorgeous organ part comes from Martin Duffy, a teenage prodigy who joined Felt while still at high school, while production comes from Robin Guthrie.

Set to be re-issued by Cherry Red Records, ‘Primitive Painters’ has been given a limited clear 10 inch vinyl pressing, a real must-have for fans.

Lawrence has commissioned Douglas Hart to direct a new video, a powerful meditation on the group – and the coterie who surrounded them – at the time. It draws on Super 8 footage, featuring a plethora of characters from the Felt and Creation Records milieu, including a youthful Alan McGee.

A beautiful accompaniment to this modern classic, you can check out ‘Primitive Painters’ below.

Related: Strong Melodies For Humdrum Lives – The Singular Vision Of Lawrence

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