Breaking into new territories

2010-10-01 00:00

PRIME Circle, with a fresh radio hit called Breathing and its fourth album fresh off the press, will be performing in Pietermaritzburg on October 29 at the Golden Horse Casino, presented by local sound and light company Big Beat.

The five-piece rock outfit’s new album Jekyll & Hyde sees the group looking to its latest material as the strongest chance Prime Circle has of breaking into new territories (a process that was already started early this year with a series of dates in India).

The creative work on the album began in Bellville, Cape Town with rock producer Theo Crous (who has also worked with Southern Gypsey Queen for its upcoming release) before it moved to Los Angeles to be mixed by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin; Areosmith) and then mastered in New York by George Marino (Guns ‘N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne).

“Our mantra during the recording process was that good is not good enough,” says singer Ross Learmonth.

The songwriting process for this album saw the five members — Learmonth, Dirk Bisschoff, Marco Gomes, Dale Schnettler and Neil Breytenbach (originally from Hilton) — engaged and involved in getting the best out of their material.

“I think what really comes across is that, for all its international polish, the original raw Prime Circle feel and emotion is still very much at the heart of this album,” says guitarist Bisschoff.

Tickets for the show cost R120, available at Golden Horse Casino, Big Beat Retail (Shop 13, Parklane Centre), the Red Tap (Howick) and Computicket.

At the Big Beat shop only, there is the following incentive is available.

Buy five tickets and get one free or buy 10 get three free. Children aged between eight and 12 cost R60 (at the door on the night only). Children under eight are free.

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