Oh happy day, a new single from The Primitives is here! Coventry’s most reliable sixties-infused jangle band has a double A-sided single out and both tracks are super pleasing. “I Won’t Care” sounds like any current hooky poprock band, Tracy Tracy’s light and breezy vocals here are riding a propulsive guitar backing. There’s an Ivy-like sophisticated polish to the overall sound. Flipside “Everybody Needs Somebody to Hate” has guitar-player extraordinaire Paul Court on vocals working his way through a song defined by an updated Buddy Holly-esque Bo Diddley beat. Right now the songs are only available direct from the band’s Big Cartel record label but I imagine they’ll be coming to other e-retailers soon. Of course the big question is, are the band just teasing us before a new album comes our way? It’s been six long years since 2017’s New Thrills and we could use some even newer ones from a band that clearly has a few more to offer.

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