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Primal Scream announceMeredith sideshows

Already tasked with ensuring that Meredith Music Festival is fully loaded come December Primal Scream have confirmed they will play five additional sideshows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Last here in 2011 reminding fans why Screamadelica is still considered a modern classic, Primal are set to show off their extensive back-catalogue and a handful of new songs when they return to Australia at year’s end. Speaking to the Irish Times recently Bobby Gillespie confirmed that record number 10 is almost complete but that the band is done looking back: “No, it doesn’t sound anything like Screamadelica. It has to be relevant to now. I’ve got something to say and we’re going to fucking say it.”

With Mani busy with the Stone Roses reunion (and imminent break-up) My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe has picked up bass duties for the tour, which kicks off only two months before her own band with make their triumphant Australian debut at All Tomorrow’s Parties.

Reporting back from their show at Sellina’s in Sydney on their last tour Down Under, FL said: “The sound is crisp and clear, the performance is sharp, and the band are feeding off the crowd’s frenzy. And on-stage the songs are sent into overdrive by loud guitars and bass, hinting ever so slightly at the penchant for claustrophobic noise that fuelled later albums like XTRMNTR. It works perfectly, maintaining the integrity of the original while gently pushing it towards a more intense sound that makes the album’s peaks sound absolutely colossal.”

FasterLouder presents Primal Scream:

Monday 3rd December – The Tivoli , Brisbane
Wednesday 5th December – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 7th December – The Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday 9th December – HQ, Adelaide
Tuesday 11th December – Astor Theatre, Perth

Tickets on sale Friday 7th September.

Photo credit: Carbie Warbie

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The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 29th Aug, 2012

Was looking at setlists a week or two ago. If you didn't see them on the Screamadelica tour, you'll catch the best tracks from the album at a current tour concert anyway. I'm a bit surprised Come Together isn't on their festival setlists at the moment.

June 29, Heaton Park, Manchester, England:

Swastika Eyes
Movin' On Up
Country Girl

June 15, Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland:

Swastika Eyes
Movin' On Up
Slip Inside This House
Higher Than The Sun
Shoot Speed/Kill Light
Come Together

Country Girl


grattan said on the 10th Oct, 2012

Primal Scream have announced that they have added a new bassist to their line-up.

Representatives for the band have confirmed that Simone Butler has now joined Bobby Gillespie and co as a full-time member, filling the void left by previous bass player Mani, who quit to rejoin The Stone Roses last year.

At present, little is known about Simone Butler. A Google search of the name reveals an astrologer, an actress and a woman who survived 66 days adrift at sea. NME suspects none of these are the same Simone Butler, and Primal Scream's representatives have no further information at this point. If you know who Simone Butler is, speak up in the comments.


Braveheart81 said on the 10th Oct, 2012

I think it's this woman.


humanracin said on the 10th Oct, 2012

She's from the band Yellow Wire? ... here's a pic with Bobby: