Primal Scream play hit-packed set at Brixton Academy show

Kettering four-piece Temples were support on the night

Primal Scream play hit-packed set at Brixton Academy show

Photo: Ed Miles/NME

Primal Scream continued their winter tour with a packed-out Brixton Academy show last night (December 11), opening with a host of tracks from this year's 'More Light' and concluding with an encore of 'Screamadelica'-era songs.

Kettering quartet Temples opened the evening, playing material from their forthcoming debut album 'Sun Structures' – due out on February 10.

Following an eclectic DJ set from Andrew Weatherall, Primal Scream kicked off their set with 'More Light' track '2013' – complete with brass section – followed by 'Hit Void'.

The band then continued with 'Jailbird' and an aggressive 'Shoot Speed/Kill Light'. They followed this with fellow-'XTRMNTR' favourite 'Accelerator', before tearing through a series of cuts from their recent record including 'Culturecide', 'River Of Pain' and a somber and intense 'Goodbye Johnny'.

The end of the set was a greatest hits selection, including 'It's Alright, It's OK', a rave-fuelled 'Swastika Eyes', 'Riot City Blues' favourite 'Country Girl' and a stomping finale of 'Rocks'. With the crowd cheering for their return, Gillespie and co then re-took to the stage for a 'Screamadelica'-packed encore of 'Loaded', an extended 'Come Together' complete with audience singalong and 'Movin' On Up'.

Following the gig, the crowd were in positive spirits, with David, 28, from south London saying that Gillespie was, "a complete icon. Even the stuff they played earlier in the night that I didn't really know sounded amazing". Anna, 31, from Westminster, meanwhile, said, "The encore was amazing. 'Screamadelica' is my favourite album so that was incredible."

Primal Scream continue their tour on Saturday (December 14) at Glasgow's SECC, before finishing on Sunday (15) at Manchester Academy.

Primal Scream played:

'2013'
'Hit Void'
'Jailbird'
'Shoot Speed/Kill Light'
'Accelerator'
'Culturecide'
'River Of Pain'
'Goodbye Johnny'
'Walking With The Beast'
'It’s Alright, It’s OK'
'Swastika Eyes'
'Country Girl'
'Rocks'
'Loaded'
'Come Together'
'Movin' On Up'


During their current UK tour NME will be following Primal Scream on the road, and documenting it all on a Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone, allowing NME.com users the opportunity to see the band like they never have before. Head to nme.com/lumia1020 for more info.

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