Primal Scream to bring their shivering electro pulses and claustrophobic rhythms to Belfast

Primal Scream have announced that they will be playing Belfast on 16th November in St Georges Market. The band, fronted by Boby Gillespi last played Belfast at Vital ‘02. Primal Scream played the Limelight on 22nd August 1997.
’BEAUTIFUL FUTURE’ is Primal Scream’s ninth studio album and their first for B-Unique. The bulk of the album was produced by Björn Yttling [Peter, Björn and John] and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party) including the incredible first single ‘Can’t Go Back’.

The album features guest collaborations from Lovefoxx of CSS, Josh Homme from Queens Of the Stone Age and folk legend Linda Thompson. As you would expect from one of Britain’s most exciting and inventive bands ‘BEAUTIFUL FUTURE’ displays a heady mix of genre crunching taking in Philly soul, dark electro, accelerated rock’n’roll riffs and pure British pop ­ all given that particular Scream edge.

“If you hear this new record of ours from start to finish,” explains Bobby Gillespie, ”and you hear all the different sounds and styles and moods, atmospheres and instrumentation that we use, it’s different from the last record and different from the record before that. You know, there’s not one set Primal Scream song where it’s verse-bridge-chorus-middle-eight. But this album is more like a pop record, more like classic songwriting.”

Highlights include the single ‘Can’t Go Back’, which is the kind of high energy rock’n’roll the band excel at, all kinetic drum beats and scuzzy guitar riffs, everything moving at methamphetamine rate.

Elsewhere, there’s a duet with CSS’ Lovefoxxx, ‘I Love To Hurt (You Love To Be Hurt)’ that’s full of shivering electro pulses and tense, claustrophobic rhythms. Lovefoxx isn’t the only guest to appear on the album, joining Bobby on a duet of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Over And Over’ is legendary British folk singer Linda Thompson, while Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme contributes guitar to the album’s closing track ‘Viva’.

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