NEW MUSIC: Primal Scream – Where The Light Gets In

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Primal Scream are set to release their album Chaosmosis on March 18th. Here’s the clip for the single ‘Where The Light Gets In’ featuring Bobby Gillespie duetting with Sky Ferreira.

It suggests the new album may have a more polished electronic sound, indeed here they’re showing acts like New Order and Depeche Mode how to keep making fresh sounding music with one’s trademark qualities intact.

ALBUM REVIEW: Primal Scream | More Light

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by Chris Familton

square-600-3Rating7Now into their third decade Primal Scream have carved out a varied eclectic career that has taken in punk, pop, electronic, psychedelic, krautrock, rock n roll and americana influences, sometimes playing them straight and other times twisting and mutating combinations of them into new and exciting forms. More Light is their most cohesive attempt at bringing all the facets of their music together into one album and though it doesn’t always work it is a bold statement from a band unafraid to test and stretch themselves.

2013 opens as a clarion call-to-arms, an anthemic gathering of the Primal Scream masses and at nine minutes it serves as a declaration of their intent to cast their sonic net wide. Kevin Shields contributes guitar to 2013 while others such as Robert Plant (Elimination Blues) and Mark Stewart (Culturecide) lend their voices to the diverse feel of the album. Producer David Holmes plays a key role supplying his trademark dark and sprawling cinematic vibe to the sound of More Light, tying together string sections, repetitive rhythms and dystopian saxophone squalls into a cohesive psychedelia. They could have easily dropped a couple of the later tracks and made the album an even more concise statement but the band has always taken a maximalist approach to their music.

More Light is Primal Scream’s most significant album in a decade, a visceral encapsulation of their strengths and vision that proves they are still wholly relevant after more than thirty years in the game.

 this review was first published on FasterLouder

WATCH: Primal Scream collaborate with Mark Stewart…

Primal Scream have hooked up with Mark Stewart of legendary bands The Pop Group and Maffia to record the song Autonomia which will appear on Stewart’s The Politics of Envy LP set to drop March 27th. The album features a litany of guest known for stirring the pot, including Richard Hell, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Gina Birch of the Raincoasts, Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levine, Slits bassist Tessa Politt, Jesus & Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart, Daddy G of Massive Attack plus all of Primal Scream. Cool video too!

Check out the Autonomia EP with remixes from Pinch and JD Twitch (Optimo) over at BOOMKAT

NEWS: PRIMAL SCREAM add extra dates to Australia tour…

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Primal Scream have added a bunch of club shows to accompany their appearance at Playground Weekender appearance.

The ‘Welcome To Your Beautiful Future’ Australia Tour will touch down at the following locations:

  • 4   Feb  The Forum NSW – tickets from Moshtix
  • 5   Feb  The Tivoli QLD – tickets from Ticketek
  • 8   Feb  Billboard VIC – tickets from Moshtix
  • 10 Feb  HQ SA – tickets from Venuetix
  • 11 Feb  Metropolis Fremantle WA – tickets from Heatseeker

All tickets on sale Friday December 5th.

Here is their video for Can’t Go Back’ from their current long player… Beautiful Future.