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Sep 14, 2015



Louder Than War Review Arctic Roar!



A huge thanks to Louder Than War for reviewing our new album Arctic Roar. “Arctic Roar is a thoroughly enjoyable melding of celtic influenced folk rock. It is immediately accessible and will most definitely appeal to fans of the Pogues, the Levellers, Dropkick Murphy’s and the like.” Read the full review here: http://louderthanwar.com/primary-arctic-roar-album-review/

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Sep 01, 2015



Jon Lennon on Radio



Jon Lennon was interviewed on the Travis Groves Show In The Mix on Seotember 1st 2015. He talks about out new album Arctic Roar and our upcoming tour. Have a listen!

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Sep 01, 2015



James Boyd reviews Arctic Roar



Long time supporter of the band, James Boyd sent us this review of his preview copy of Arctic Roar! Please feel free to send us your reviews of our music! Here it is, my verdict! I think that this easily the best album to date. The whole band, and the other assorted musicians have combined to make this a great album to listen to. The Primary have a sound, which is now very distinctive and enjoyable, (OH, OH OH). It will, I think, be a cracker playing it live, everyone can join in at some point. I have down a track by track verdict, my two favourite tracks are Elephant Island and Bearing Arms. Individually, this sound is made for Jon to sing, Tony, your guitar playing is great. To David and Matteo you make the album bang along with the powerful rhythm section! My review is probably a bit long but anyway here you are, The Primary – Artic Roar Elephant Island An air of mystery to start us of then the chords, which introduce us to the song. This a very well-constructed tune, the guitar crashing in towards the end is great. Rogue A definite country rock feel not unlike the Pogues. I feel a wee Irish jig coming on! A lot of different things going on in the background, violins, accordions (I think) Deadweight This is most definitely The Primary, their own unique sound. Oh Oh Oh! A very catchy number, which breaks into rock with the Tony guitar break! Collide A quiet little song, with lots of guitars and things coming together in the background. A song to relax and appreciate the combinations until an awakening with the axe! I like the ending! This City Again a song, which is The Primary! Nice little guitar touches, […]

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Aug 19, 2015



Deadweight



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Jul 10, 2015



Arctic Roar available to pre-order



Our new album is available to pre-order on Bandcamp.  Thank you for all your support! https://theprimarykorea.bandcamp.com/album/arctic-roar  

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May 04, 2015



Soundgarden, CheongJu 1/5/15



A fantastic Hometown show with special guest Zee on fiddle.  Thanks to everyone who came out. Thanks to William Knott for these Photographs! https://www.facebook.com/william.knott.503?fref=ts

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May 04, 2015



Freebird 2 Hongdae 25/4/15



A huge thanks to Douglas Vautour for the photos! https://www.facebook.com/DouglasVautourPhotography

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Jun 04, 2014



Busan and Yeosu Tour Diary Video



The latest Tour Diary Video from our gigs at Blue Note in Yeosu and Sharky’s in Busan.

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Apr 28, 2014



CheongJu and Daegu Tour Diary Video



Here’s the latest diary from our hometown show at Sound Garden in CheongJu  last Friday and our first gig in Daegu at Urban Lounge last Saturday.   Thanks to everyone who came out and made the shows special and memorable.  Please check out the video:      

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Apr 25, 2014



Rob “Nutter” Lynn reviews The Last Great Winter



Thanks to our good friend Ben Doyle for forwarding this great review of our debut album The Last Great Winter by Rob “Nutter” Lynn.  If you have written a review of The Last Great Winter please send it in to us and we’ll publish it here on our site.   You can listen to The Last Great Winter here and buy the album on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-last-great-winter/id769134325   Over to Rob…     The following is my review of the “The Last Great Winter” by the Primary. I was introduced to the band by my mate Bonzo in mid 2013, via tracks from their EP. I then got to see the band live in Cheongju’s Soundgarden Bar for Bonzo’s 40th birthday bash in August and they were pretty impressive live. Bonzo gave me a copy of their latest CD a month ago and asked me to do a review of the album. So here it is. My review includes a description of each song followed by an overall summary of the whole album. Each song, as well as the album itself, is given a grade out of 10. Please note that all comments are my personal opinion only and no one elses. Also note that a “10 out of 10” is like a Victoria Cross in my opinion – they should only be given out for THE greatest songs ever. Head in the Door:A song with a great melody. I love how the momentum builds as the song progresses, to a fist punching crescendo! The bass and drums lay down a solid bottom over the great lyrics and guitars sit on top. All round top song to open the album which will no doubt be a fan favourite live. Grade = 8 Mistaken for Lust: Change of tempo here on this […]

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