A Primitive Evolution is
Brett Carruthers on Vocals, Guitars and Synths
Steph Misayo Seki on Bass and Synths
Stu Dead on Drums, Percussion and Dirty Beats
Out of the primordial soup comes A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.). Given the gift of sentience, they are here to create a constantly evolving soundtrack to our world with their dark, alternative rock music. With its current release of full length recording “Becoming” the band’s next mutation is underway. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios in Toronto, ON the album features collaborations with Writer / Producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Audio Engineer Kenny Luong (Cancer Bats/Metric). In partnership with Metropolis Records, the band and label unleashed “Becoming” together, worldwide on October 5th. 2018. Known to be raw and visceral, with soul and beauty: A Primitive Evolution is best consumed at extremely loud volumes!
2019 was a busy year for the band as they embarked on their first US tour opening for label mates “PIG” and releasing various videos for the singles off of “Becoming.” In early 2020 Brett decided to take on double duties and joined “The Birthday Massacre” on bass and also helped co-produce some of the songs on their latest album. With quarantine now in effect “A Primitive Evolution” has now switched their focus to finishing up videos and remixes that will be the final chapter for “Becoming” all the while writing new material for the next album.
Awarded “Best Rock Band” by the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards, A Primitive Evolution has toured extensively, showcased at prestigious festivals CMW, NXNE & Indie Week Canada and received strong support from Canadian Music Industry stalwarts Alan Cross (CFNY 102.1 The Edge, ajournalofmusicalthings.com)and George Stroumboulopoulos (MuchMusic, CBC).
Pulling together a complex array of influences including Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Tool, The Prodigy, Ministry, Radiohead, Faith No More, Bjork, U2, Vivaldi, Alice in Chains, Guns N’ Roses and more, A Primitive Evolution’s rhythm-based attack blurs the lines of rock, electronica and all aspects between.
“Creation is evolution” observes A.P.E. singer Brett Carruthers, “that’s what I figure we’re trying to say with A Primitive Evolution. As evolved as we think we are as humans or animals, we are very much at the beginning of the evolution of mankind. We have so much to learn and yet so much has changed in the last hundred years. We have a long way to go as a species. We want our band to reflect that too, showing our raw emotions, doing it out of instinct and evolving naturally; not overthinking, just having some fun existing on this planet.”
Label: Metropolis Records
Jim Smith Jim@metropolis-records.com
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