Go Primitive – Interview

When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

Tomm: My Dad used to play his guitar to me as a child, and let me listen to his Led Zeppelin records. This began my love of rock and eventually my pursuit of a career in it.

Teale: My step dad introduced me to the drums at a young age and after taking me to see Deep Purple and Lynyrd skynyrd, that was it for me I had to be in a band!

Ben: The first band that actually got me into music properly would be the Darkness, I’d never heard anything like it and it definitely opened my ears to a wide world of music out there

Adam: I can’t remember an exact age, but I was very young, my parents really pushed me towards being creative and whenever I saw live music, be it a group of buskers with a big crowd or seeing a band like queen in an arena always made me feel like jumping up on stage with them.

Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

Tomm: I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Whitesnake etc. Again that’s the fault of my father haha. Those influences have definitely had an impact on the way I write riffs and play guitar.

Teale: I grew up listening to all sorts of rock and metal from Oasis to Metallica… first album I owned was Metallica’s black album (well I stole it from my big brother) nowadays I listen to all genres of music from Funk, pop, and soul, to heavy metal and this blend of genres really has an impact on the way I approach writing music… its all about the groove!

Ben: I grew up listing to the typical radio/chart music over the years, my parents weren’t into music much, but bands like wet wet wet and the stranglers were imprinted in my brain by my mother. I was in early teens before I was properly introduced into rock and metal music, I remember catching Bullet for my Valentine on Scuzz at a friends house and asking what it was

Adam: My dad introduced me to rock with bands like Queen and Meatloaf but when I started looking for my own stuff I pretty much always had Oceansize, Mars Volta, incubus or similar and It’s those bands who taught me that it’s not all about the riffs, it’s about the layers behind it that create that wall of sound, and we love that wall of sound!

How long have you been playing/writing?

Tomm: I got my first guitar when I was 8, but really got serious into it at 11. From that age I started to explore writing, and it just developed over time.

Teale: That old drummer cliché… from when I can remember I was always drumming on things making drum kits out of pots and pans with chop sticks so from a very early ages I was introduced to the drums but got serious when I was 16, from then I’ve been non stop writing and playing.

Ben: I’ve always had a guitar around but never really played properly just here and there, but as far as playing bass goes since joining bands I’ve been playing for 3-4 years

Adam: I’ve been playing guitar for about 20 years, and writing with bands for near enough 15 years.

How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

We try to gig as often as we can when we are not writing and preparing to record. We are just coming to the end of a run of shows but the ones left are

The Kasbah, Coventry – 5th June

Firebug, Leicester – 7th June

What has been your favourite moment in music?

Tomm: A hard question to answer! I’m going to go with being at the first Foo Fighters concert to take place in Wembley Stadium when Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joined them on stage. Pretty magical if you ask me!

Teale: My favourite moment in music is performing! I just love being up on stage and playing to people, I love being on tour, and I love creating music. That moment you step up on stage and get behind the kit is like a drug!

Ben: My favorite music moment would have to be watching A Day To Remember at Alexandria palace doing the house party tour.

They had a giant house on the stage, which they came out of the garage at the start and endind up burning down by the end of the show, there where props. Police, costumes, beer bong tournaments and the singer Jeremy ran on the crowd in a giant inflatable ball, truley an amazing show.

Adam: There have been loads, it’s hard not to pick an awesome hometown show in Leamington but a real “moment” For me was our recent trip to Long Wave Studio’s in wales to work with Romesh Dodangoda. When you work with someone as professional as him who’s worked on some of your favourite albums it’s hard not to sit there and think “how lucky are we”

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