Growing up in the same small town just outside of Glasgow, there’s only so many nights out in Falkirk you can have before you start to see familiar faces, especially when you play music. After meeting a few times randomly at local gigs we decided to have a jam together and we have never looked back. Ollie, Sarah and Reece formed Primes in November 2017.
Since then we have remained as an independent artist. We have formed a budding reputation throughout the Scottish live music scene which has seen us on festival line-ups such as Party At The Palace, Vibration Festival, Butefest, Rewind Festival, Gig In The Goil and King Tut’s Summer Nights. We have released 10 singles, received critical acclaim and media support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, The Sun, The Scotsman and have also been play-listed by Spotify’s editorial team. Latest single release “Shangri-La” charted at number 29 on iTunes’ Rock Chart in November 2020.
We showcase a sound that can only be described as pop tinged alternative rock. Our sound pitches foot stomping rock grooves, anthem-like choruses, melodies with the earnest energy combined with layered harmonies to submit our own character. Growing up listening to Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Blink 182 and Placebo, we have taken influences from all of our favourite bands to perfect our sound. We have been referenced to the likes of Kings Of Leon, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways, The Killers and even Alkaline Trio.