Questions on the Go | Prime

A melting pot of infectious vocals, catchy guitars & heavy rhythms!

Prime are an explosive, creative and passionate band from East Midlands, UK.  Having supported Space, Dodgy and Electric Six at various o2 venues and played Tramlines Sheffield, MAH, Hockley Hustle Nottingham and Phoenix Alternative Festival Wales, amongst others, they were described by Notts TV’s Mark Del as: “A band you must see live”.
Their previous singles ‘Bye Bye’ and ‘In Summer’ were featured by Christian Carlisle and Dean Jackson (BBC Sheffield/East Midlands) and were described by the latter as “great music.” 

Prime are a band who are exciting and rebellious in equal measures.

We got to ask them a few questions on the go.

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

Energetic!

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Our new single “Sorry”, written by our guitarist Chris D Bramley, is out on the 1st of December, and we’ve just finished our music video for it too, Shot By Taz and produced by our label The Public House Brand.

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

I don’t mind what people feel, as long as they think that it’s good music!  Just to entertain someone for a few hours or make something that is relatable to their experiences is enough for me.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

I got into some great music at school like Suede, Blur, Oasis and Nirvana, but I think getting into classic rock and alternative music like Bowie, Black Sabbath, The Sex Pistols, The Stones, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, definitely put me on the right path to want to be in a band.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

I absolutely love Portugal and Holland but I think their music scenes are quite low key. Maybe New York or Paris would be exciting.

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

I think something just clicks at home or in the rehearsal room and a song stands out, either a big riff, vocal or bass line puts it ahead of the pack. Often stuff stays on a computer file instead of being developed fully and played live. Maybe there’s a reason for that, ie the ideas just weren’t strong enough or didn’t have enough energy.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

Our last tour ended up being an acoustic tour of Western Germany and Holland, due to Covid in the Spring of 2020, and we ended up in Rotterdam playing at a hostel. I walked from my room to grab my phone and as I walked downstairs I spotted a naked Dutch dude standing in his doorway. I didn’t think any more of it; “Well we are in Holland”…  So, as we started the second song of our set, suddenly four naked Dutch dudes started dancing next to us on stage, and we just cracked out laughing. The rest of our set was just bad dick jokes… apparently the last anyone saw of these trashed guys was them smashing up a jukebox and running away naked down the street.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

“If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck…” Haha.

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

Prime (UK Band) is reaching its conclusion with our final single “Sorry”, so it would be nice for the track to get a good response! Thanks everyone for their support.

Prime (UK Band)’s new single ‘Sorry’, the East Midlands group’s second release since their digipak CD ‘Art/Facts’ earlier this year, of which lead track ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ scored 100,000+ streams on Spotify after 70,000+ plays in its first week on the platform.

          ‘Sorry’ is the new single by Prime (UK Band) out Nov 21st). A soulful love story written by Chris D Bramley, with crystalline guitars, epic vocals and a rhythm section that skips along to a driving conclusion and is a fitting final single for the group from East Midlands, UK. The music video, with singer Lee Heir playing pub landlord Alfred Finch during a murder investigation, turns the song completely on it’s head, featuring an on-foot chase and a performance filmed at Nottingham’s Ye Olde Salutation Inn.

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Prime are :

Lee Heir – Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals

Chris D. Bramley – Guitars / Backing Vocals

With :

Jon Carter – Bass Guitar

Nick Anstey – Drums

Kat Kyriss – Backing Vocals

Natt Webb – Effects / Keyboards 

Produced and Mixed by Natt Webb and Lee Heir at RatCat Studios, Nottinghamshire

About Prime (UK Band):  The rock group, based in the East Midlands, were previously a prolific live act on the ComRock booking stable, before playing their final gig at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield on March 6th 2020. They had previously graced venues like Rough Trade, Spanky Van Dykes, O2 Academy Leicester, The Bodega, Corporation Sheffield and many more. Their previous singles ‘In Summer’ and ‘Bye Bye’ (music video shot at the o2 Sheffield supporting Electric 6) were played on the Dean Jackson BBC Introducing Radio Show. The band are about to release their final singles ‘Jeff Took A Trip’ and ‘Sorry’ this year, before moving on to completely studio-based projects. Label: primeband.co.uk via The Public House Brand

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