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Primitives - Never Kill a Secret

  by Sarah Maybank

published: 19 / 2 / 2011



Primitives - Never Kill a Secret
Label: Fortuna POP!
Format: CDS

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Surprisingly introspective comeback EP from late 1980's pop punk act, the Primitives


"Grumble grumble... like Britpop never happened... grumble... Haven't they even heard of dubstep?" Oh yes, we can hear all the predictable criticism now. And when you release an EP of new tracks that sounds as if it could be a long-lost cache of songs from your glory years more than two decades ago, you've got to expect it. But the Prims have been through all sorts of 'life stuff' since their last release in 1992, including the loss of bassist Steve Dullaghan. They have matured. No, really. Gone is the feedback-drenched bite of 'Thru the Flower's, the Middle Eastern eeriness of 'Shadow', and the pure stroppiness of 'Really Stupid'. In its place there's something quieter and more introspective – but they still have a hell of a way with a tune. Lead track, 'Rattle My Cage', conjoins that nous with the urgency and the chorus that'll have it filling any indie disco dancefloor, while 'Never Kill a Secret' woos you with a melody as gentle as cherry blossom bobbing in a spring breeze. The Lee Hazlewood-penned 'Need All The Help I Can Ge't will have you frugging like a Ready Steady Go! extra, and it's only lacklustre Northern Soul cover 'Breakaway', that lets the side down. Okay, so this is not an EP that's going to turn the planet on its head. But if you live in a Fortuna Pop!-carved niche, populated with the likes of the Loves and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, you are going to fall very quickly in love with it.



Track Listing:-
1 Rattle My Cage
2 Need All The Help I Can Get
3 Never Kill A Secret
4 Breakaway


Band Links:-
https://twitter.com/primitivesband
https://www.facebook.com/ThePrimitivesOfficial
http://elefant.com/bands/the-primitives
http://the-primitives.co.uk/
https://theprimitives.bigcartel.com


Label Links:-
http://www.fortunapop.com/
https://twitter.com/fortunapop
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fortuna-POP/202756739792517


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