“Brownstone” Prima Queen

Northern Transmissions 'Song of the Day' is "Brownstone" by Trans-Atlantic quintet Prima Queen
Prima Queen "Brownstone"

Trans-Atlantic quintet Prima Queen, have released their new single “Brownstone.” The group recently played with Black Midi (playing a selection of Dolly Parton covers for that show). Brownstone is their second ever single, following the personal and melancholic “Milk Teeth.” Prima Queen will be hitting the road with The Big Moon in Feb/March as well appearing at this year’s Green Man festival in the summer.

On ‘Brownstone’ the band offer the following:

“Brownstone was inspired from a really funny series of texts my friend sent me about a fantasy she had about a boy who she had never spoken to… she was telling me all about the cute artsy life they would have together in Brooklyn one day (after they actually met and fell in love).

I think the song is about getting older and being disillusioned by the unrealistic depictions of love/relationships on TV/in the media, but knowing deep down you kind of want to live that fantasy. It’s about the search to find love/someone to spend your life with after a series of unsuccessful relationships.”

Prima Queen  fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail (Bristol, UK) and Kristin McFadden (Chicago, USA). Alongside the two songwriters, the live band itself is made up of five members. “Brownstone”, which will appear on an EP out later this year, was written over Whatsapp when McFadden was in the USA with the duo messaging parts of the songs via voice memo conversations.

Prima Queen
Tour Dates:

Feb 27th | Bristol – Fleece (w/The Big Moon)
Feb 28th | Liverpool – O2 Academy (w/The Big Moon)
Feb 29th | Edinburgh – Summerhall (w/The Big Moon)
March 2nd | Nottingham – Contemporary (w/The Big Moon)
March 3rd | Oxford – O2 Academy (w/The Big Moon)
April 29th | London, The Shacklewell Arms
Aug 20-23 – Green Man Festival