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. This is something that became ominously profound for Ollie, Sarah, and Reece, who have formed Primes in the shadows of Scotland’s second city.
Budding their reputation on the very idea that music must be of an upbeat and reckless nature, Primes are back with a brand-new, spirited tune called ‘Talk Too Much’. It is the second single to be released in anticipation of their upcoming debut EP ‘Colour’, which is due for release later this year.
Teetering on the precipice of groovy pop music and outright relentless indie rock, the latest anthem in the band’s catalogue serves as a melting pot of influences and tempos to guarantee your ears will be locked into a trance every time you listen to it.
About 'Talk Too Much', Primes say: "This track is energetic, bright, punchy and sits perfectly with the rest of the tracks on the EP. The song's lyrics are focused on a couple having a late-night relationship talk after having a few drinks. One of them can’t be bothered having a chat and the other 'Talk(s)Too Much.'"
Taking leaves out of the books of The Killers, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Linkin Park, and Blink 182, among many others, it is no surprise that Primes’ newest single is filled to the rafters with blissful bounces from note to note and tightly packed vocals that are destined to get stuck in your head for days on end.
A rose-tinted trajectory, much like that of other Scottish bands such as Voodoos and The Snuts, is waiting in the wings for this Falkirk-based band. It is no longer a matter of if, but more like when, for Primes.