PRIMALS PLAY NEW MATERIAL

The group play three new songs at the London Astoria...

PRIMAL SCREAM premiered three new songs at an adrenaline fuelled one-off show in LONDON last night (August 12).

The band have just left the stage following a sixty-minute, 15 song set at the London Astoria, a show which served as a warm-up for a forthcoming tour of the Far East.

The Scream took the opportunity to play a handful of new songs that the group have been working on this year which may feature on the follow-up to their massively acclaimed ‘Exterminator’ album.

The band performed two of the new songs, ‘Detroit’ and ‘Bomb The Pentagon’ as the opening two songs of the set.

Eyewitnesses at the show described the new tracks as a “natural progression” for the band, with mainman Bobby Gillespie singing politically acute lyrics over the heavy basslines of Mani and guitar of former My Bloody Valentine guitarist Kevin Shields.

The band also performed one other, as-yet-untitled new song, which Gillespie introduced as “like a murder ballad”. The track was the slowest of the three new numbers, with a more electronic feel than its predecessors.

Elsewhere, Primal Scream decided against a greatest hits set – instead opting for guitar heavy versions of album tracks, as well as a cover of the MC5 classic ‘Kick Out The Jams’.

Primal Scream played: ‘Detroit’

‘Bomb The Pentagon’

‘Sick City’

‘Shoot Speed Kill Light’

‘Pills’

‘Burning Wheel’

‘Long Life’

‘Untitled new song’

‘Blood Money’

‘Rocks’

‘Kowalski’

‘Swastika Eyes’

‘Accelerator’

‘Medication’

‘Kick Out The Jams’