Primal Scream joined by friends from Sex Pistols and Oasis
Bobby Gillespie unveiled his garage rock supergroup The Silver Machine for a one-off show at London‘s 1234 Festival tonight (July 24).
As promised, the Primal Scream frontman teamed up with Sex Pistols founder Glen Matlock, sometime Oasis drummer Zak Starkey along with regular bandmates Andrew Innes and Barrie Cadogan for a historic covers show at the festival in Shoreditch Park.
Canadian punks Fucked Up were the main stage headliners, but for most of the evening, all eyes were on the new band who, for apparently one night only covered a selection of favourite tracks by The MC5 (‘Sister Anne’), The Troggs (‘I Want You’), The Creation (‘Making Time’, ‘How Does It Feel To Feel?’) and The Count Five (‘Psychotic Reaction’) .
Nostalgia was a surprising theme of the east London hipster bash, with Peter Hook once again repeating his ‘solo’ version of seminal Joy Division album ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The bass player, currently estranged from the surviving members of the original line-up, played with a band of mancunians which featured Happy Mondays diva Rowetta on guest vocals.
There was also no shortage of fresh talent on display, with Wavves and Dum Dum Girls proving main stage highlights.
These New Puritans‘s set on the second stage was hit by sound problems, forcing them to leave the stage shortly into their performance. Earlier on the stage Flats, We Have Band and Comenchi played.