Thursday 24 April 2014


Delighted to announce that The Primevals will be supporting Washington State's Original Kings of Garage Rock, THE SONICS at The Arches, Glasgow on Friday May 9th.

We covered their song "He's Waitin' " in very early sets, and I didn't really think I would ever get to see them live.

It will be an absolute joy.

Here's Boss Hoss

UPDATE - in the way that memory works, where there is a primordial soup of Jock & Roll memories and I can't be certain if this happened to the Majestics or the Beat Poets, I have checked the archive and confirmed that The Beat Poets covered "The Witch" at our first gig, June 86.

Here's The Witch (The Sonics version - ours escaped without being recorded)

Thursday 17 April 2014

Record Store Day 2014

We rehearsed tonight for our set at Love Music, Glasgow on Saturday 19th April for Record Store Day.

We will be doing 20 minutes, including Girl It's Me - our single for Record Store Day, part of the Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute series, and also Many Mansions, because it is a blast to play!

Many Mansions takes me back to 2011, the first tour of this lineup to France, listening to Ask The Ages in the van as France sped past us, all of us grooving to Sonny Sharrock with Elvin Jones & Pharaoh Sanders.

If you are in the area, we are onstage (in-store) at 5:30pm on Saturday.

Of course this also reminds me of playing in Nimes at the end of that tour, a showcase set in FNAC which was a joy, too.

Record Stores are (generally) forces for good - we will be doing our bit over the weekend to keep them going