Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Growing up in the same small town just outside of Glasgow, there’s only so many nights out in Falkirk you can have before you start to see familiar faces, especially when you play music. After meeting a few times randomly at gigs, a group of three talented musicians decided to have a jam together and they have never looked back. Ollie, Sarah and Reece came together to form Primes in November 2017.
This week, they have released another top tier tune in the form of ‘Redesign’, which incorporates a heavy bass background that is embroiled by long-lasting vocals that leave an instant impact on the listener. Through the tightly knit layers of the song, you feel like you take a trip through the hometown of the band.
Since the emergence of Primes, they have remained as an independent artist, embarking on a mission to the top. They have cemented a budding reputation throughout the Scottish live music scene, which has seen them on festival line-ups such as Party At The Palace, Vibration Festival, Butefest and King Tut’s Summer Nights. So far, they have released 10 singles, but ‘Redesign’ might just top them all.
The Falkirk-based band showcase a sound that can only be described as pop-tinged alternative rock. Their sound pitches foot-stomping rock groves, anthem-like choruses, melodies with earnest energy combined with layered harmonies to submit their own character.
Primes grew up listening to Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, and many other famous bands and artists that have helped in cultivating a unique modern sound. For fans of Kings Of Leon, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways and The Killers, Primes draw comparisons and inspirations from many.