Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie backs Russell Brand’s ‘no-vote’ revolution

Frontman says he "can understand why Russell said what he said" regarding party politics.

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has backed Russell Brand’s recent no-vote ‘revolution’ in protest at party politics.

Brand guest-edited an issue of the New Statesman last month and authored an article for the publication explaining why he believes that revolution is imminent as people are disillusioned with politicians and the voting system. He also later appeared on the BBC’s Newsnight programme in an interview with Jeremy Paxman to defend his views.

Speaking to NME, Gillespie backs Brand’s idea and says that he can understand the comedian’s viewpoint. “Good on Russell,” he says. “You’ve got Ed Miliband talking about responsible capitalism – there’s no such thing as responsible capitalism. By its very nature it’s irresponsible and exploitative. So I can understand why Russell said what he said.”

You can read more from Bobby Gillespie, including his thoughts on the ongoing Spotify debate, in this week’s NME , which is available digitally and on newsstands now.

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