Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford
Sunday 30th June
Johnny Main: Photos by Dutch Michaels
Coming from Sandhurst in Berkshire to play an hour long set at Les-Fest may seem a long way travel but it's clear from the moment Primiati hit the stage that they have good support in Central Scotland, and perform a set filled to the gunnels with some of the best tunes that young British Metal has to offer.
With a craft perfected in the London clubs, as well as a number of high profile support slots with bands like Saxon, Grand Magus, Firewind, Warbringer and White Wizzard under their belts and appearances at festivals like Hard Rock Hell and Bloodstock it's clear that Primitai have the musical talent and the songs to go far.
The set begins with 'Fortune Favours The Brave' and the key words for the Primitai boys set tonight are 'hard' and 'fast' with Tom Draper showing a deft skill for tapping his fretboard, Eddie Van Halen style early on. Drummer Chris Chilcott has a very powerful style and literally pummels the drum kit within an inch of its life whilst vocalist Guy Miller does his best to energise the growing crowd as their set progresses.
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The band flies through 'Scream When You See Us', the debut track from their forthcoming album, 'Rise Again', which continues the frantic set, with Chilcott being particularly outstanding on this number. 'The Line Of Fire' has guitarist Srdjan Bilic doing his very best to keep up the frantic pace of the set but too early for most of the assembled crowd, Miller announces the last song, 'Nocturnal Hordes'.
For the final song on their short set, the band couldn't have picked a better one – with its solid heavy beats from Chilcott it really gets the crowd going. Draper and bass player Jamie Lord Castle do their best Judas Priest moves to the obvious delight of the crowd before a Marillion-esque from Draper who then lets letting loose with an electrifying solo before giving Bilic one more chance to shine before the bands leaves the stage.
The organizers of Les-Fest have no doubt about the type of bands they are booking – small bands with a growing following so it's worth keeping an eye on Primitai as their career is destined to scale the heights in the not too distant future – you have been warned!
You can watch live footage of Primitai playing 'The Line Of Fire' here:
You can see Primitai live here:
Saturday 13th July – Headbangers Ball, The Exchange, Bristol
Friday 23rd August – Camden Barfly, London (co-headlining with Neuronspoiler)
Fortune Favours the Brave
Scream When You See Us
The Line of Fire
Guy Miller – Vocals
Tom Draper – Guitar
Srdjan Bilic – Guitar
Jamie Lord Castle – Bass Guitar
Chris Chilcott – Drums
Official Website: www.primitai.com