May 24, 1999 11:58

IT'S A SCREAM, MANI

And it sounds like [a]Abba[/a], according to bassist [B]Mani[/B]...

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Primal Scream have finished recording their long-awaited new album - and they claim it sounds like ABBA!

The band, who have been holed up in their studio in London's Primrose Hill solidly this year, are now getting the final mixes of tracks completed.

One track, with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, has already been finished, and both Nellee Hooper and The Chemical Brothers are also set to mix a track.

A single is planned for release in the autumn, and the LP, which the band have produced themselves, will follow early in the new year on Creation.

Bass player Mani, speaking at new London Piccadilly venue The Rock'N'Roll Bar where he was DJing last week (June 11), said that the album sounded like, "ABBA, The Real Thing and Frankie Goes To Hollywood."

A spokesman for the band agreed that it was hard to categorise the album, but added that the Shields remix of 'If They Move Kill 'Em' from the band's 1997 LP 'Vanishing Point' had proved to be a "great influence" on the direction of the new material.

One track already completed is the Primals' version of the Third Bardo's 'I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time', which the band played during the 'Vanishing Point' tour.

But rumours of a track called 'Nazi Disco' proved to be somewhat wide of the mark.

"There is a disco track," the spokesman laughed, "but it's not called that, although I can see why someone would say so. The rhythm of it is really hard and crunchy and it sounds like marching. It's a real fuck of a disco tune, basically."

He added that the band also hoped to embark on a UK tour around the time of the album's release.

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