The Primms

The Primms


"Greased and primped for rock radio and/or MTV2 land, the Primms’ hard rock sways with Britpop excursions and English-accented vocals—they are, after all, London-to-NYC transplants." (Bosler) Village Voice


Moving to New York City from the UK in the dead of winter, with $317.68, and only a few tracks laid down is not the typical route a rock band wants to start their rise from obscurity. But it was these circumstances that provided the catalyst that fueled The PRiMMS’ creative force. By existing in such an isolating metropolis meant that the hardships experienced in their everyday lives poured into the very music they were creating. Those experiences coupled with their optimism and vulnerability (a seemingly English peculiarity) produces The PRiMMS’ unique fusion of the hard and the soft, the ugly and the beautiful, and the familiar with the unfamiliar.

Although The PRiMMS have been playing together for a few years, it’s only been since their arrival in New York City that the band has felt like it’s grown and achieved the one thing they desire most -- sincerity and reality in the music they are making.

Comprised of only four members, The PRiMMS create a sound that is richer and more three-dimensional than you’re your typical four-man band. The soaring vocals above the heavy yet catchy guitar riffs create a dramatic landscape of sound. Along with the thick bass lines and inventive drumming, The PRiMMS' sound comes together as beautifully melodic yet heavy and jagged.

The group created a buzz in the UK with the release of their first radio single, “Do You Know The Future.” The single earned them stellar reviews as well as radio play and a successful tour throughout the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, that buzz hadn’t yet reached across the pond to the United States where they were virtually unknown upon their arrival. Over their short tenure in NYC to date they have started gaining a great deal of attention with the release of their first 2 EPs in 2006. Also in 2006, Billboard & Discmakers voted The Primms one of the top 6 Northeast bands (out of 1300). They've shared the stage with other buzz bands such as The Cribs, Illinois, The Strays, We Are Wolves, and Har Mar Superstar, and others. During the summer of 2007 you can catch The Primms on Fox's Fearless Music program, and live footage of the band is available at of their headlining Knitting Factory show in January. The band is currently in the studio and will have their most anticipated release to date available this fall, featuring the single "Arrest The Pretty Girls" which has been gaining buzz from a rough live clip circulating the internet. This will be the band's first full-length release and will be engineered by Dave Swope of Sony Studios fame, and mixed by Steve Hardy (Vertical Horizon, Rob Thomas, Razorlight).

Management: Gillian Ryan, JGM:

Legal: George Stein


Do You Know The Future : Single, released in UK
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A Long Way From Eden EP : released in US, June 16, 2006
-The Dead Pretender
-Joyride America
-We Are Here To Be Sacrificed
-Enemies Come For Free
-Something So Slow

Recorded at Sony Studios
Engineered by David Swope
Produced by The Primms
Mixed by Ed Buller
Mastered by Vic Aneseni of Sony Studios
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Speeches EP : to be released in US, March 1, 2007
-Sound Of The Town
-When You Come Alive
-So Much More
-Survive The Day
-Come And Say Hello

Recorded at Sony Studios
Engineered by David Swope
Produced by The Primms
Mixed by Steve Hardy
Mastered by Andy VanDette of Masterdisk

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Featuring the single "Arrest The Pretty Girls"

Set List

No covers, all original material written by The Primms.

8 to 9 songs are generally performed live, usually among these songs:
Arrest The Pretty Girls
It's Your Fame
When You Come Alive
Enemies Come For Free
Do You Know The Future
Sound Of The Town
Something So Slow
Beholder And Everybody
Dead Pretender
Slap Your Soul Goodnight