Blackwood Teens Primitive Soul reveal debut ‘Void’

R*E*P*E*A*T Proudly Presents

The Debut ep from Blackwood teenagers
Primitive Soul

* Available to stream on all major digital platforms from June 4th 2021.
* Extremely limited vinyl and CDr versions with artwork by Phil Rose also available (with even more exclusive badge) from
Stop press – initial pressing sold out in 3 hours, re press now almost sold out.
*Recorded by Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T, Mastered by Sam Marsh (Jacob’s Mouse)
*Cat No BB035.

“In today’s messed up world, we just want to make music that people can relate to and trust” – Primitive Soul

Reminiscent of those heady early days of The Manics in damp carpet rehearsal rooms where the vision and pathway was laid out, no holds barred. Refreshing to hear a band bearing witness to the realities we face today fused with a post punk sound akin to Gang of Four or Wire…Ymlaen , we need your voice”
Patrick Jones, Writer, Blackwood.

“a snapshot of youth full of thrashy electric guitar, an ominous bassline and spurting out political punk lyrics… passionate about changing the future “ – Mash Zine


Pic : Rosey

Growing up during a pandemic in a post industrial town in the South Wales valleys isn’t always easy.

Primitive Soul are a band of year 10 misfits who have spent their lockdown year immersing themselves in the sounds, images and words of past icons, artists that that have really made difference :The Clash, Rage Against The Machine, The Manics, Public Enemy, Sid Vicious, Dave Grohl…

They have also spent this dead time, safely sanitised and in a frustratingly socially distanced way, honing their own art; rehearsing, improving stagecraft, conducting online interviews, spreading their social media reach and writing more songs than you could shake a broken plectrum at, so that once the world returns to what is laughingly called ‘normal’, they can be ready to take it on, and take it over.

Recognising a kindred (primitive) soul in R*E*P*E*A*T, the band got in touch with founder Rosey, and pretty soon they were recording their debut ep on his steam powered laptop in a tiny practise room in Pontllanfraith. These are the 3 tracks which make up the ep, showcasing both their adrenaline fuelled, politically inspired punk rock grooves and also the potential for something more ambitious in the haunting, half way epic title track ‘Void’.

This is very much a DIY production, but also a marker for the future. For those who really want to grab a part of it, very limited handmade lathe cut vinyls and CDr versions are available from the R*E*P*E*A*T Bandcamp page

Post script – vinyls sold out in 3 hours– repress now in progress, order soon if you want one!

A DIY Punk Rock East West Rebel Alliance Production

Primitive Soul Live:
Swansea Creature Sound, August 6
th with The Mudd Club, Tom Emlyn, Shock Horror and more,
Swansea Fringe Festival, Crawley’s Bar, October 23
rd, 1pm

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