Primitive Parts // In Short

Primitive Parts

So they’ve bought a car. And now they’re threatening to go on tour. Happy? In the boot, the London lads of Primitive Parts have thrown their splendid ramshackle guitar-guitar-drum racket and they’re heading to Rough Trade East tonight (Tuesday) promising to bring the noise along with a few catchy chords, of course.

It’s all in honour of their new debut album Parts Primitive which is full of unabashedly backwards looking rock, recalling early Blur or warped Kinks. Their respective parts comprise of Sauna Youth, Monotony and Male Bonding alumni and hitmakers Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar/singing), Kevin Hendrick (guitar) and Robin Christian (drums) and they do indeed maintain their own primitive charm.

The chaps – colleagues at a record shop in Crouch End – first got together to play in 2012 with the goal to make something ‘without fuss’, otherwise known as some music that might sound like ‘Stiff records in the 60s’, says singer Kevin. With their act together, Primitive Parts have recently shared stages with Twerps, Franz Ferdinand, The Homosexuals and Juan Wauters. So watch out.

After signing to Trouble in Mind (Dick Diver, Jacco Gardner, The Soft Walls, Ultimate Painting) earlier this year they immediately acquired a Tascam 388 multitrack recorder. The results were captured over the next three days across two locations – the band’s rehearsal space in Homerton and Lindsay’s home, a former furniture factory in Hackney Wick.

In suitably wacky style, their first single – Being There – pays homage to the 1979 Peter Sellers film of the same name which tells the story of a simple, sheltered gardener in Washington DC who knows of nothing else other than what he sees on TV and the garden.

Meanwhile, with his foot to the floor and satnav dialled into Brick Lane, we managed to ask Kevin the difficult questions about the three most topical ‘C’s in life: cereal, Corbyn and Cream.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Very. Hot. Water.

My favourite film ever is…
E.T.

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Wesley Gonzales

The song I hate the most is…
They’re all good.

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Stamping the rubbish down at Shores supermarket.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
B-ream (Cream in the style of D-Ream)

My favourite word is…
Troppo

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Russia

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The Cereal Cafe in Shoreditch

I think you should listen to…
Cut Paul

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Jeremy Corbyn

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Primitive Parts play Rough Trade East tonight. Their new album Parts Primitive is out now on Trouble in Mind records