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Q&A with Primitive Soul

I recently had a chat with Primitive Soul, a rock band from Blackwood, South Wales. They view themselves as different from other bands in this generation. They want to be honest, tell people what they need to hear, and make a change for the better.

Q: Why do you feel the need to be in a band?

A: We feel the need to be in a band because of our love for music. Most importantly, we're not playing to please people, we're playing because we got something to say as you would find in our lyrics.

Q: What's missing in music today that you would like to find?

A: We would like to find more bands who use actual instruments in the charts, and in music in general, to push out artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and all the rappers who seem to just care about money these days, and seem to put no effort into being a better artist.

Q: Any favourite bands of 2020?

A: 2020 has been a hopeless year for music. Nothing good has come out, it's just been the same people doing the same old thing. It's literally been dead.

Q: Where do you see the band in a few years time?

A: In the charts, and if gigs are back, playing loads of gigs and festivals. And getting publicity and releasing albums to make a movement.

Q: You are obviously inspired by the Manic Street Preachers, who is your favourite member?

A: I can't speak for the other boys because they're not here with me right now, but mine is Richey because of how edgy he was. He was the thinking tank of the band. If the band was sort of in a straight jacket he'd be there to break it. His lyrics are generally out of this world, especially in The Holy Bible where you can see a man consume so much culture.

Q: And finally, bit of an edgy one: Is culture dead? And if so, why?

A: Culture is dying by the day, especially where we live in South Wales. Everything is dead. Britain is a dead end country, and the people in Parliament haven't got a clue what they're doing half of the time. It's quite frightening to think that.

Conducted by Margot Macleod


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