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The best kept secret in music


"The Deli - "A Long Way From Eden" Release Show"

Primms Release "A Long Way From Eden"

UK imports The Primms are set to officially release their first US EP "A Long Way From Eden." This band's sound might just be your cup of tea, especially if you've long hungered for Radiohead to revisit their earlier style (not bloody likely, especially with Thom Yorke about to release a solo effort). Wails escaping vocalist Andy Primm, such as in the song 'Do You Know the Future' (listen at, also evoke the likeness of Matt Belamy from the UK band Muse. Choosing to pay their dues to this city rather than forging success abroad and launching an attack on our airwaves with a snide, holier-than-thou attitude as many acts can, The Primms seem better off for it. They will be unveiling their new album at Sin-e on Friday the 16th. Other acts on the bill that night include The Holy Fire, The Young Lords, and Saints and Lovers. - Sara Nowak
Published on Wed, 14 Jun 2006 - The Deli

"GOTHAMIST Band Of The Week (7/5/06)"

The Primms manage to mix a handful of influences together without ever sounding derivative. The urgency and building intensity of the songs seem to reach near-epic levels at points, and it's refreshing to hear someone who doesn't hold back in creating a unique brand of music. This is the type of band that is made to perform live, never settling as background music and always insisting on the attention of the audience throughout the set. They are playing tonight at Pianos in support of the Bravo Silva residency. They go on first (7:30pm), so be sure to get there early.

You can listen to a few tracks on their Myspace page.

-- Jeff from Gothamist (7/5/06)

"NME blurb"

"…The Primms, rocking a boozy, Muse-y racket from a world before the new rock revolution, if such a world can be imagined…" – NME

"Crashin'In Review"

"This new UK band did the unthinkable and moved their whole operation to NYC. It makes you wonder why, when most NYC bands dream of being able to tour the UK. But as most other people can tell you, NYC truly is the best city in the world. Now that these four boys live in NYC, their dark and epic sound fits the city's landscape. Fans of Muse, Interpol, and early Radiohead ("The Bends") will not be able to stop listening to these early songs. So catch them now before everyone knows about our new little secret band." -Crashin'In - Crashin'In

"Drowned In Sound blurb"

"The PRiMMS know what they like. They like their music to sound like where they’re from… This little world of ours needs the PRiMMS." (4 out of 5 stars)– Drowned In Sound
- Drowned In Sound

"Playlouder Review"

"First band up, Crawley's THE PRIMMS, fresh from a couple of decent reviews, played us with their pleasingly ascerbic mix of Muse like hystrionics, Placebo guitars, and (unintentionally as it turns out) distorted vocals, rocking far harder than any band from that particularly grey new town scally-hole have any right to. Despite regular damnations in the direction of the Windmill's suffering PA (the source of the fuzzy vocals), The Primms leave us impressed and hungry for more." - Playlouder - Playlouder

"BP Fallon Review"

"And downstairs in the basement mixing up the medicine young English band The Primms - who, good God, hail from Crawley, much to the delight of Kate [Moss] who was born a few miles away in Croydon - they came on stage and killed. Just great." - BP Fallon (Summer 05, commenting on a Delancey gig) - BP Fallon

"The Village Voice 1/17/07"

"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 - The Village Voice


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"


Feeling a bit camera shy


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