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Friday 18th March 2011

The Primitives

— Start The Bus
The Primitives + Support
price: £5, £4 tickets


No Need To Shout Presents:





Friday 18th of March

£5/£4 Tickets are available From Bristol Ticket Shop

NNTS is very happy to have 80's Legends The Primitives playing for you at Start The Bus. They shot to world wide fame with Hit Single CRASH and after a little break the band have reformed and have a very special show for you.


The Primitives are a British indie pop band from Coventry, best known for their 1988 international hit single"Crash".

The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid-Eighties that begat, amongst others, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, the Soup Dragons and the Wedding Present. They shared a love of melody, the Sixties, fast Ramones-influenced guitars and the pop sensibility of Buzzcocks and Orange Juice. The band was formed in 1985 by Keiron McDermott (vocals), PJ Court (born Paul Jonathan Court) (vocals, guitar), Steve Dullaghan (bass) and Pete Tweedie (drums). McDermott was soon replaced by vocalist Tracy Tracy (born Tracy Cattell). Tig Williams replaced Pete Tweedie on drums, October'87.

Their career was also boosted when The Smiths singer Morrissey and his friend Paul named them as one of his favourite bands. After a successful first album, which presented them with their UK Top 5 hit single"Crash" in early 1988 (and made the Top 3 in the U.S. Modern Rock Charts), their career began to fade in the early 1990s. They split in 1992 following the commercial failure of their final album, 1991's Galore. Their major rivals within the'blonde pop' scene were Transvision Vamp and The Darling Buds, both of whom bore a similar look and sound.

After nearly 18 years, The Primitives reformed for live shows in Coventry on 2 October 2009 and the Buffalo Bar in London on 9 October 2009. In spring of 2010, The Primitives toured the UK and also performed a single US concert at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. The Primitives also went back into the studio with original producer Paul Sampson. The concept is a covers project of lesser-known female-fronted songs, including Lee Hazlewood's"Need All the Help I Can Get" originally recorded by Suzi Jane Hokum in 1966 and"Breakaway" recorded by Toni Basil in 1966. During the summer of 2010, the Primitives have also recorded a few new songs for future release, such as"Rattle My Cage" and"Never Kill a Secret".


The night will be followed by a selection of fine Lady DJ's playing a selection of 80's Heaven. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW

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