The Primitives, are a indie pop band from Coventry, UK, that consists of Tracy Tracy(vocals), Paul Court (vocals/guitar), Tig Williams (drums), and Raph Moore (bass). The group emerged from the independent scene of the 80s along with contemporaries, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, The Wedding Present and Primal Scream, when Morrissey named them one of his favourite bands.
They released their debut album, ‘Lovely’, along with two more studio albums, ‘Pure’, and ‘Galore’, and toured Europe and the US, before the calling it a day in 1992. The band were reunited in 2009, when original bassist, Steve Dullaghan, passed away, and they played a show in his memory. This was followed by a UK tour in 2010, followed by a headline slot at the Indietracks festival and shows in the US and Europe.
In 2011 the Primitives released an EP, ‘Never Kill A Secret’, on Fortuna Pop. The record featured two new songs and two covers of semi-obscure female fronted songs. They followed this up with a covers album, ‘Echoes and Rhymes’, on Elefant in 2012. An album of new original Primitives songs, 'Spin-O-Rama' was released in 2014.
The Primitives have announced a trio of 2018 Christmas shows celebrating 30 years of 'Lovely'. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.