EP: The Primitives, New Thrills

The Primitives

A slightly discordant electric guitar riff and a boinging bass zip effortlessly into the breakneck pace of your classic Primitives knees-up singalong. Not too polished, but somehow glossy nevertheless. Your traditional ’60s song structure that has become their trademark: guitar riff + singsong verse + singsong chorus + do do do do dn-do + guitar bridge + guitar riff + singsong verse + singsong chorus + do do do do dn-do. Plus a part in the middle where everything slows down and then goes a bit bonkers.

A cousin of songwriter Paul Court’s earlier paeans to drifting through life (Lazy, Working Isn’t Working, Dandelion Seed), I’ll Trust the Wind describes an apparent aimlessness with regard to achieving life’s aspirations, but embracing the fact that this philosophy might suit some people just as well as being goal directed and driven.

In fact, for those of us who’ve been drowning in office jobs or beating ourselves about the head for not being great achievers, the song is a timely reminder that sometimes it’s okay just to be. In true humanitarian hippy style, we’ll *all* end up in the same place sooner or later.

Tracy Tracy’s sweet sweet vocal against Paul’s rough ’n ready guitar gives the song that standout shimmering quality the Prims do so well, while drummer Tig is the powerhouse that keeps the whole business barrelling forward.

The song is the lead off a new 4-track 10-inch maxi single, New Thrills, featuring also the songs Squeak ’n’ Squawk, Oh Honey Sweet and Same Stuff. All four tracks are written by Paul.

The PrimitivesTeaser Oh Honey Sweet is the lighter and fluffier side of the Primitives. It features Paul on lead vocals in one of his most romantic incarnations yet. The wispy, feathery delivery in his taciturn tones is a little like treacle on your lemon curd. Pretty bloody intoxicating. And that psychedelic cover art. Dreamy. Just crying out to go spiral on a turntable.

* New Thrills is out on May 5 and available from Elefant Records Spain or Elefant UK. All orders come with mp3 download codes.

 

 

The Primitives: I’ll Trust the Wind (Paul J Court)

 

Can you see which way to go?

Straight ahead – can you ever know?

The right track all mapped out

A true course beyond all doubt

 

I think that I’ll just trust the wind

I might seem aimless but I’ll get there in the end

Do do do do dn do etc

 

Well she said you’ve gotta run

And he said don’t be so dumb

Well my plan is not to plan

I just drift to where I am

 

I think that I’ll just trust the wind

I might seem aimless but I’ll get there in the end

Do do do do dn do etc

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