Prime Circle’s ‘haunting’ new video will give you goosebumps

By Shanaaz Prince
06 May 2016

Their latest track is called Ghosts – so it's no surprise the accompanying video is seriously spooky.

Their latest track is called Ghosts -- so it's no surprise the accompanying video is seriously spooky.

One of SA's best loved bands, Prime Circle,  are back in action with their first official European release.

The band is made up of Ross Learmonth (guitar and vocals); Marco Gomes (bass); Dale Schnettler (drums); Neil Breytenbach (keyboards) and Dirk Bisschoff (guitar). PHOTO: Facebook The band is made up of Ross Learmonth (guitar and vocals); Marco Gomes (bass); Dale Schnettler (drums); Neil Breytenbach (keyboards) and Dirk Bisschoff (guitar). PHOTO: Facebook

Ghosts comes off of the band's Deluxe Edition album which will go global on Friday 13th May (see what they did there?) but the the boys gave SA listeners a taste of what's on offer as they released their first single off the album on Johannesburg's 94.7FM on Friday, ahead of their European tour.

The new single is accompanied by a "haunting" music video, co- directed by the band's frontman, Ross.

Local rock band, Prime Circle, debuted their new single, Ghost on radio station, 94.7FM  this morning, ahead of their European tour. PHOTO: Supplied Local rock band, Prime Circle, debuted their new single, Ghost on radio station, 94.7FM this morning, ahead of their European tour. PHOTO: Supplied

“I worked alongside Gavin Davis, who is my partner in the concept studio MadHouse,” Ross revealed.

“Sometimes other people don’t ‘get’ you, so we decided to just do it ourselves. The song is about how people get over things like a bad relationship or depression, and stand up and move on again.”

Their Deluxe Album features a 18 tracks, 13 of which are from their 2 time SAMA-winning album Let the Night In.

The release of the 18-track album sees a move from the band’s ever-evolving rock sound, which has ventured into bold new places since Prime Circle was formed 15 years ago.

“The album marked a change of style for the band, and the extra tracks add a little more grit,” says Ross. “They are certainly not B-sides – they take the album to another level.”

The album release comes ahead of their multi-date tour of Germany and Austria.  They're hoping to reach new audiences during their upcoming appearances on the 2016 European summer festival circuit and will be performing in Germany at the Rock im Revier festival in Dortmund on 26 May and the Rockavaria festival in Munich on 28 May, before heading to Austria for Rock in Vienna on 4 June.

Aside from appearing on the bill at these massive alternative rock/metal festivals, the band will also perform in Hannover, Dresden, Leipzig, Flensburg, Hamburg, Freiburg, Saarbrücken and Mannheim in May and June.

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