Stalwarts of the 1980s indie pop scene, the Primitives burst into the hearts and minds of UK music fans with their top 5 single “Crash”, which Melody Maker described as “the perfect band who have just about made the perfect single”. The band reunited in 2009 after a 17 year hiatus and released a new album last year, Echoes and Rhymes, to critical acclaim.
I spoke to Tracy and Paul about the current tour, their attitudes towards the music industry and plans for a forthcoming new album. You can hear the interview again by clicking here:
The band were in Southend as part of a UK tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album “Lovely”, which reached the UK top ten in 1988. The crowd at Chinnery’s weren’t disappointed – the band played a fantastic set including old hits Out Of Reach and Way Behind Me as well as recent releases Lose The Reason and Turn Off The Moon. This was a crowd who clearly Don’t Want Anything To Change.