How did the band come to be?
Prime (UK Band) started as a studio project in 2014 and then we began playing live properly early 2015 once we had a lineup that was good enough and ready for gigging. Nothing as exciting as advertising in the local Selectadisc record shop really, but it set us out on an interesting path.
Do you have any releases coming up?
This month our 'best of' compilation 'Art/Facts 2014-2018' is released on Digipak CD so we're quite pleased about that. It contains our singles, first EP and some of my favourite songs from our first CD, and a few rarities.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
Just to enjoy the music and maybe get something from the lyrics. Do whatever you want!
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
One thing that's good coming from this Lockdown is that people are outdoors more, at one with nature, there's been less traffic and pollution around the world, so I would say an organisation like Greenpeace is doing a great job and always has. Also at this time the homeless seem to have been taken care of a little better... but that's certainly no thanks to our sh*t Conservative Government. I buy the Big Issue weekly, it's a really good read.
What is your writing process like?
It varies. Sometimes we jam and I concoct vocal lines and lyrics based on what Prime come up with, and other times it's me on vocals working on things on acoustic with the guitarist.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
Passionate, intense rock music with big choruses, big ideas, and lots of energy. I mix that with interesting music that I hear, both young and old.
Any tours coming up soon?
No, March 6th was the last gig in front of 700 people at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield: It was a memorable night (for various reasons!), and that's what made me decide no more shows for Prime once various Spring shows in the UK had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. We will be releasing 2 more singles/videos in the near future... but will never gig again.
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Don't eat yellow snow! And check out our new CD and online playlist called Prime (UK Band) 'Art/Facts' ... Enjoy!
Prime (UK Band) 'Art / Facts' Playlist out June 5th:
Prime (UK Band) CD Digipak 'Art/Facts' out June 5th:
Official Prime (UK Band) 'In Summer' Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaZO5ZiFWA4