Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie recruits Who and Sex Pistols members for new band

The Silver Machine will play a one-off show at London festival next month

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has unveiled a unique one-off collaboration featuring members of the Sex Pistols and The Who.

The side project, entitled Silver Machine, have been announced to perform a special covers show at London’s 1234 festival in Shoreditch on July 24.

Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, The Who and former Oasis sticksman Zak Starkey, plus Primal Scream guitarists Andrew Innes and Barrie Cadogan have signed up for the covers project.

The band will performing a collection of their favourite songs by The Troggs, MC5, Creation, Thr Flamin' Groovies and The Chocolate Watch Band for the bash.

"We're great and we can't wait," declared frontman Bobby Gillespie.

Festival director Sean McLusky added: "We did a show at the Whitechapel Gallery with S.C.U.M and a bunch of other artists, Bobby was playing and rocked 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs with Jamie Hince from The Kills, so I asked him if he would do more of the same at the festival, so now we have….The Silver Machine."

To check the availability of 1234 Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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