The Primitives, circa 2010

Reunited C86-era indie-pop outfit The Primitives will release their first new music in 20 years next spring in the form of the four-track Never Kill a Secret EP — available as a 7-inch single or digital download —  designed to coincide with the band’s just-announced March tour of the U.K.

The group — Tracy Tracy, Paul Court and Tig Williams, with Raph Moore filling in for the late Steve Dullaghan — announced on Facebook Wednesday that it will play nine U.K. concerts beginning March 16 in Southampton and wrapping up on March 24 in London (see dates below). The trek is the band’s second full U.K. tour since reuniting in fall 2009.

The Primitives also announced the upcoming release of Never Kill a Secret, the band’s first new music since 1991’s Galore, on Fortuna Pop! The EP will feature the songs “Rattle My Cage,” “Need All the Help I Can Get,” “Never Kill a Secret” and “Breakaway.” In an interview last summer, Court described two of those songs, calling the title track “a cute little heart melter,” and characterizing “Rattle My Cage” as “a fuzzified girlpop stomper.”

A release date for Never Kill a Secret has not yet been announced.

See the Primitives’ tour dates after the jump…

The Primitives tour dates:

March 16: Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK
March 17: Haymakers, Cambridge, UK
March 18: Start the Bus, Bristol, UK
March 19: Fibbers, York, UK
March 20: The Arches, Glasgow, UK
March 21: Moho, Manchester, UK
March 22: The Social, Nottingham, UK
March 23: Academy, Birmingham, UK
March 24: The Garage, London, UK



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