7 tracks of French punk for fans of French Punk" could be enough of a description, BUT let's just add that if you're into all those bands from the last few years, the ones who sing in French but are NOT from Paris, like ZONE INFINIE or TRAITRE, you'll probably dig it. It's melodic, but not "melodic punk", combative but not "hardcore", classic-sounding but not "retro".
Our take: Debut release from this French band. Lately it seems like most of of the French music that we carry has an oi! vibe, and Dernier Futur fit that pattern. However, rather than sounding like classic minimalistic, anthemic French oi!, Dernier Futur has a more complex, melodic, and rather melancholy sound. While Dernier Futur sounds very French in some respects, they also remind me a lot of late 80s English bands like HDQ, Dan, Exit Condition, and early (i.e. pre-Mush) Leatherface. I imagine the people who make this music wear old pea coats that smell like cigarettes, that they might have been skinheads when they were younger and while they still like their music loud and fast, these days they prefer a little more meat on the bone. One might also say that it sounds like a meaner, heavier, and punkier version of mid-period Husker Du, but that doesn’t get at how grey, industrial, and European this sounds.