Durban fans of the band were treated to a rather different kind of show on Thursday. The intimate show, played at the absolutely stunning Sky Venue on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel was the kind of classy show one would expect from this spectacular venue, which reopened in February this year, making a distinct change for fans of Prime Circle. Moet & Jack Daniels were served at the door, and the finger food was divine – it was genuinely a “grown up” experience. I actually had a moment when I realized that I’m finally a grown up, and prefer champagne and rock to the old haunts with beer and shooters and hangovers that “skrik” for “niks” – it’s nice to be a little more refined, and still rock out to one of my favourite bands on the planet.
The band, releasing their 6th studio album on the 13 June titled “Let The Night In”, seem so much more mature, with subtle changes to their sound proving their ability to continue to captivate audiences the world over. We were privy to “sneak peaks” of their latest songs, and reminded of why this band has been so successful internationally. We were even treated to an old favourite – She always gets what she wants – rehashed in “reggae style” (that I thought was absolutely awesome). All in all it was an astoundingly lovely performance, despite the fact that they were only three of the famed group of five, it seemed to add a bit more of that personal touch…
The band has also recently broken into the world of reality streaming on Skyroomlive.com, enticing audiences with their antics via live video streaming, with many dares being taken up live for all to see, they stream regularly in the run up to their album launch for Let The Night In.
Catch Prime Circle live in Durban again on the 26th July 2014 at the Durban Botanical Gardens for their let The Night In album tour.
Photos by Abhi Indrarajan