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Primal Scream are a Scottish alternative rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie. The current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), Simone Butler (bass) and Darrin Mooney (drums). Barrie Cadogan has toured and recorded with the band since 2006 as a replacement after the departure of guitarist Robert "Throb" Young.

The band performed throughout 1982-1984, but their career did not take off until Gillespie left his position as drummer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their more jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and then garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound. Their 1991 album Screamadelica broke the band into the mainstream. Their latest album More Light was released on 13 May 2013.

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Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Festivals are like shopping malls these days'

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Festivals are like shopping malls these days'

The Primal Scream singer also explained his frustrations over the band's recent Glastonbury performance

  • Jul 30, 2013

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'There is no underground anymore'

Frontman hits out at lack of dissent being shown to "c**t" politicians by the arts world

  • Jul 10, 2013

Primal Scream announce December UK tour

The band will take their 10th album 'More Light' on the road

  • Jul 8, 2013

Primal Scream want their new songs to make people 'question authority'

Frontman says he doesn't think rock'n'roll has the "cultural gravitas" that it once had

  • Jun 26, 2013

Primal Scream toured 'Screamadelica' in 2011 to 'earn a living', says Bobbie Gillespie

Frontman defends band's decision to tour classic album two decades after its release

  • May 9, 2013

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Kendal Calling, Penrith, Sunday July 28

  • Aug 8, 2013

Primal Scream - 'It's Alright, It's OK'

Trippy swagger.

  • May 7, 2013

Primal Scream, 'More Light'

Ten albums in, Bobby G and co’s urban soul and righteous anger still soundtrack present-day Britain

  • May 7, 2013

Primal Scream - '2013'

The first track to be taken from their tenth album 'More Light'

  • Feb 19, 2013

Primal Scream – '2013'

Happy new year, finally

  • Feb 18, 2013

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