PRIMUS’ modus operandi is clear and well established: twisted bass/drum grooves, insane ringmaster vocals with cartoonish lyrics, and cutting, off-the-wall guitar riffs. Fronted by the inimitable LES CLAYPOOL, considered one of the most versatile and unique bass players alive, PRIMUS offers up a zany and eclectic style of music all their own, throwing in a healthy amount of the bizarre for good measure.
Truly a band of virtuosic talent, PRIMUS are “always regarded as a ‘band for musicians’, but also known as a trio with the ability to apply mainstream melodies to their style… a very intelligent band” – Sputnik Music. Even if you don’t get them, it’s impossible not to respect them.
It’s 1984. While other underground bands are attempting to be faster than Black Flag, more controversial than the Dead Kennedys and louder than Sonic Youth, The MELVINS laid down the blueprint that Nirvana, Tool and Soundgarden would draw from, sealing their undeniable legacy.
Over 25 years later, the Godfathers of Grunge, The MELVINS are continuing to drool their dysfunctional breed of distorted grooves and thudding dynamics. “The sheer density of the band’s live sound is enough to conjure up an audio hurricane that’s as precise as the tip of a scalpel.” – Lithium Magazine
With Soundwave 2011 Melbourne sold out, we are thrilled to announce that PRIMUS and MELVINS will be teaming up for one unforgettable night of musical madness wrapped in euphoric energy at the Palais Theatre.
TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER, 9AM
THURSDAY 3 MARCH
MELBOURNE, PALAIS THEATRE – All Ages
www.ticketmaster.com.au 131 600
Presented by Faster Louder and Triple R