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 entitled Spin-O-Rama was released in 2014.
The band’s latest release is a remix project by their label Elephant, which sees the band’s music remixed by Modular. The band play live in December 2015 adn May 2016. For more information on tickets see below.