The return of The Primitives has been one of the most welcome come backs in recent years; indeed LTW heaped praise (LTW review) upon last years unique and much praised covers album “Echoes and Rhymes” – we also took in a couple of live dates which combined their own classics like ‘Really Stupid’ and ‘Stop Killing Me’ as well as tracks from ‘Echoes And Rhymes’.

Well Elefant Records have now announced that The Primitives are today releasing a new single, a limited-edition 45 (500 copies on transparent vinyl) featuring two new, original songs.

On the A-side, the title track, “Lose The Reason” goes back to The Primitives at their most hyper, most urgent, mixing addictive choruses, with accelerated guitars; a vocal duel between Paul and Tracy Tracy moves between provocative and spiteful mocking to bitterness over love lost. The flip “Always Coming Back” a track that returns to the bands 60’s leanings, think if Nancy Sinatra had joined The Velvets to cover of a Lennon and McCartney pop song.


The single is available direct from Elefant or as a download from iTunes etc

The Primitives have a number of dates lined up including the rather special ‘Scared To Get Happy’ gig which features a host of C86 bands inc The Primitives, BMX Bandits, Brilliant Corners, The Pooh Sticks, The June Brides, Mighty Mighty, Popguns, The Wolfhounds, and 14 Iced Bears. The gig to be held at London 229 will mark the release of the 5CD compilation ‘Scared To Get Happy’ set for release by Cherry Red Records.

23/02/2013 XVIII Minifestival De Musica Independent – Barcelona, Spain
22/03/2012 South Pop Festival 2013 – Seville, Spain
29/03/2013 Wales Goes Pop – Cardiff
05/04/2013 The Trades Club – Hebden Bridge
21/06/2013 Bedford Esquires – Bedford,
22/06/2013 Scared To Get Happy – London (Tickets)
23/06/2013 Erics Club – Liverpool (Tickets)

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.



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