Returning with fourteen brand new and original compositions is The Margraves and their new long player ‘Primitive Beat’. With this being a sophomore effort, the trio that is Bobby, Mick and Ray Margrave set rich vocal harmonies to driving guitar beats that sound effortless in their executions such is the professionalism of the entire album. This is largely down to experience as The Margraves has built up a following over the years having performed live in various different cities throughout Europe and the US. With the addition of a tenor sax to The Margraves sound, and supplied by Ray Margrave, in addition to (background?) member Mark Margrave pounding away on the drums, the new album immediately whips up a rock ‘n’ roll and late 50’s surf-rock sound from ‘She Shakes’ to ‘Just Right’ and ‘Not Guilty’. The aforementioned saxophone makes its introduction during the instrumental ‘Guilty’ and reveals another dimension to The Margraves sound, which is used to even greater effect during the moody ‘Desperate Man’. The album’s title track lives up to its name with amusing lyrics mentioning the nightmare scenario of waking up in unfamiliar surroundings and then struggling for a way home played out to a deliberately primitive beat. ‘La Matadora’ injects a touch of the dark stuff in terms of its rhythm, before ending on a catchy number with ‘Black Widow’. It can be said that it’s business as usual with The Margraves and album number two, as the band deliver a highly polished collection of rock ‘n’ roll songs, with a few additional touches that gives their sound added lift.