Hi Prime, and welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine! We are really excited to support you in this new exciting release. Tell us everything about it and yourselves.
Prime is a UK rock band from the Midlands, I like to think, even though we’ve got that genre as a bassline, we have in our own way mixed the rock and indie vibe with genres like funk, ska, post-punk, glam, and more. Our latest single ‘Jeff Took A Trip’ adds blues and electronica into the mix, as since we’ve been writing with our guitarist Chris D Bramley we’ve added more classic and modern pop influences into the sound.
How is your 2021 so far and are you excited about this single launch?
It’s been a year of working on our music videos and online presence, as we decided to wrap up Prime UK Band for good at the start of last year. Our next single ‘Sorry’ will be our final song. It means a lot to us to get this music out there as it was a year in the making due to Covid-19 difficulties.
What is the process you use to create your music?
For the most recent music, it’s been a traditional way of writing compositions and arrangements on acoustic guitar. ‘Jeff Took A Trip’ was a past arrangement that I completely rewrote vocals and lyrics for, and it worked a charm, and the rhythm section Jon and Nick really added some solid backing, along with our studio RatCat.
And what about the video?
The video was inspired by the cult Michael Caine film Get Carter, with me playing the role of Jeff, heading to a city by the sea, but being stalked by a local hoodlum (played by our guitarist Chris) who objected to me being there in the town.
What are your favorite artists and/or composers?
I’m inspired by classic rock artists like David Bowie, The Clash, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, whereas Chris is inspired by a lot of pop and modern acoustic music, and classic indie, punk and rock like The Kinks and early Rolling Stones.
Do they have anything in common and how did they influence your style and sound?
They have a driving beat and guitars, and edgy, offbeat lyrics, and also a certain quirkiness which probably dates back to the likes of Bob Dylan and the British Invasion of the Sixties.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
Just the ability to make money in the music industry lately has been a lovely thing, and the possibilities for the future are exciting. My plan was always to focus on what I enjoyed doing from day one, so to see some rewards is a good thing. And of course, I have some fun new projects in mind.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’ve recently completed a screenplay and have plans to do more. Musically I would like my next project to have more of a soundtrack, I love the works of the likes of Ry Cooder, Roy Budd, Tangerine Dream and Brian Eno, so I would love to develop more atmospheric music. I see ‘Jeff Took A Trip’ as a signpost to a new direction.
What do you think about Livetrigger?
Your ambition in linking up bands from all over the world is great to see. Having played in places like Germany, Holland and Sweden over the last 4-5 years I know how brilliant it is to connect with people from different countries and have them enjoy your music too. I’m hoping to travel much further once the pandemic is fully over.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The best thing to do is just to check out our website, and all our links are there, or google ‘Prime UK Band’ to find all our links and music.