Primal Scream

Primal Scream

Earlier this year, Primal Scream released the most righteous sign-of-the-times album since PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ in 2011. And even though ‘More Light’ might not be full of obvious festival hits in the way ‘Screamadelica’...

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Primal Scream - 'It's Alright, It's OK'

Primal Scream - 'It's Alright, It's OK'

A lot of Primal Scream’s new album sounds like it’s been mainlined directly from 2000’s ‘XTRMNTR’. But not this one, which is from the ‘Rocks’ and ‘Country Girl’ school, with the Scream doing The Rolling Stones with all of their...

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Primal Scream, 'More Light'

Primal Scream, 'More Light'

When a despot or serial killer dies, it’s customary to remember their victims. So while pockets of the UK pull on their grave-dancing shoes and sycophantic moron Boris Johnson blubbers on about how he can’t understand how the UK youth could...

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Primal Scream - '2013'

Primal Scream - '2013'

Jesus, what is it with Kevin Shields and his unrelenting insistence on releasing music? It's just release, release, release with that guy. Give us a rest Kev! But no, here he is again, smearing packs of howling wolverine guitars over Primal...

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Primal Scream – '2013'

Primal Scream – '2013'

Guys, it’s MARCH, come on. Anyway, the Scream Team’s comeback suggests business as usual with a redoubled attack. Bobby’s lunatic drawls about the “21st century underclass” and “teenage revolution” are backed by woo-trippy flanged...

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Album Review: Primal Scream - Screamadelica (Creation)

Primal Scream - Screamadelica (Creation)

BURBLE BURBLE Burble, is the soundtrack that soaks in from all around him. Fizzing, shiny details go tracking past, from left to right, before they turn and fly backwards again – cutting lovely figure-of-eight shapes about his head. Tiny lights...

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Primal Scream

Primal Scream

In the best possible way, Primal Scream know how to be stupid. This, after all, is the band who wrote ‘Rocks’, whose last record featured their singer claiming, Bo Diddley-style, that he had “a crown made of human skull!” Here, halfway...

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Come Together: An Evening With MC5 And Primal Scream

Come Together: An Evening With MC5 And Primal...

Given the frequency with which Bobby Gillespie describes his own band’s work as being “high-energy rock’n’roll” and the fact the Motor City Five are the undisputed kings of exactly that, tonight’s pairing is a fitting one. There are...

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Primal Scream

Primal Scream

Like a man who realises he’s forgotten his mobile charger when he’s halfway to Heathrow, Bobby Gillespie knows he can’t go back. So do his band. After the pointless retro of ‘Riot City Blues’, saints be praised, the Scream team are...

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Primal Scream: Country Girl

Primal Scream: Country Girl

Here we stand, then, on the brink of the next phase. Ever since their birth, crawling from a cave of jagged feedback and mushroom-cloud hair in the early-’80s, through their many incarnations as Chelsea-booted jangle-popsters, ecstasy-fried acid...

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