Single Review: 'Crank Razor' by Primary Colours
Not everything new is exciting…however Primary Colours’ new single ‘Crank Razor’ definitely is.
The indie punk five-piece have released a telling and musically interesting single that followed two singles earlier this year.
‘Crank Razor’ is a catchy story that makes you slightly shift in your chair while you’re thinking to yourself “why have I not heard of this band before?”
Over the past couple of years, since the band's rise began in 2015, they have created a very recognisable sound that has clearly been inspired by Joy Division and Blur among others.
Compared to those however, Primary Colours is a band that uses their lead vocals more to tell a story than to sing a song designed to sing along to.
Opening with slow and simple riffs, the intro of the single eases you into the rest of the song.
Even though there are barely any hooks in this track, the chorus is recognisable and does get stuck in your head. And it is this chorus that makes the song a strong piece that is worth more than just a couple of listens.
Since the indie genre seems to have been downgraded in the charts, and punk have moved up, the release of this single was timed rather well and ‘Crank Razor’ is a steady and an upbeat part of the no doubt bright future of Primary Colours and the local scene in general.
Looking around at other emerging bands, we find that staying true to your sound seems to be a hard thing to do, however these upstarts seem to have grasped that skill.
Sadly, the band’s live presence has been a bit less frequent than we’d have liked, with shows being few and far between, but luckily for their true fans the band is supporting Holding Out on the 2nd of August at Riverside!
Chances are the band will be playing ‘Crank Razor’ as well as their other awesome releases ‘Cynicism’ and ‘Car Seat Funk’.
I am very curious about what is going to happen to this consistently talented band, and where their journey will take them next!
Cover Photo: Kat McKechnie Photography