April 7, 2006 10:32

Primal Scream reveal new album

Noel Gallagher is among those witnessing the band's return

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Primal Scream premiered their new album in London last night (April 6) - and the likes of Noel Gallagher watched as they played their new single twice!

‘Country Girl’ was one of two songs the band played twice at the Astoria, along with their 1994 Top Ten hit ‘Rocks’.

Frontman Bobby Gillespie said: "We've run out of songs, so we're going to play a couple again."

During the course of the 20-song set, the band played five other songs from their forthcoming LP ‘Riot City Blues’, out on June 5

Other new songs played were ‘Dolls’, ‘Nitty Gritty’, ‘Suicide Sally And Johnny Guitar’, ‘When The Bomb Drops’ and ‘The 99th Floor’ – showcasing the band’s return to a straightforward rock ‘n’ roll sound.

The Scream, minus guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young, who is currently on 'sabbatical', covered John Lennon’s ‘Gimme Some Truth’, as well as playing the original garage rock rendition of 13th Floor Elevators‘Slip Inside This House’ – previously reinterpreted by the group as an acid house track on their classic 1991 album ‘Screamadelica’.

Other guests in attendance included The Chemical Brothers, The Kills and actor John Simm.

The setlist was:

‘Country Girl’
‘Dolls’
‘Jailbird’
‘Shoot Speed Kill Light’
‘Detroit’
‘Nitty Gritty’
‘Suicide Sally And Johnny Guitar’
‘Kill All Hippies’
‘When The Bomb Drops’
’The 99th Floor’
‘Medication’
‘Rocks’
‘Kowalski’
‘Swastika Eyes’
‘Moving On Up’
‘Slip Inside This House’
‘Accelerator’
‘Skull X’
‘Gimme Some Truth’
‘Country Girl'
‘Rocks’


For the story behind Primal Scream's return and an interview with the band, see next week's issue of NME on UK newsstands from April 12.

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