Now in its fourth decade, Primal Scream's career has had more twists and turns than a Formula One race. From flower power, acid house, dub, dance, and straight-up rock 'n' roll, there's not much the 'Scream haven't tackled since their formation in Glasgow in 1982.
In this weeks album news we’re greeted with a whole range of exciting new releases. Deerhunter have announced the release of their highly anticipated newie, old school legends Queens Of The Stone Age are getting a new album out there, plus there’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sigur Rós, our aussie lad Chet Faker and a whole heap more!
Proving again why it is regarded as one of the biggest and best music festivals on the globe, the line up for Glastonbury 2013 has delivered the goods once more. Confirming months of rumours and speculation, The Rolling Stones are set to headline the Saturday night slot at the festival, with the creme de la creme of popular music also set to grace the UK music gathering.
Saturday started out much like the night before ended for many punters; hectic. By that I mean at 9:45 when I woke up one of the poles of my (brand new) tent had broken due to stress from the wind, one of our campsites gazebos had also broken under stress and the other one had just uplifted and flown away. Needless to say I spent the first part of my morning trying to fix my tent and putting extra pegs anywhere I could to help support it. With the wind also came dust, and lots of it. Everything uncovered was quickly coated with a thin layer of the orange substance making for some haggard looking morning after campers.
Pictured: Primal Scream.
Mary Boukouvalas captures the legendary act Primal Scream in their Melbourne Meredith sideshow.
Monday night is an odd night to attend a gig, particularly when it’s a gig of one of the most important and influential bands in rock/rave/psychedelic music. But that’s how Brisbane rolls and so it was on a warm Monday night that I experienced one of the most exciting, emancipating and invigorating concerts I've been to yet.
Fresh from Hong Kong's Clockenflap Festival, Primal Scream kicked of their Australian tour at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with a little help from The Delta Riggs. We sent Heath Carney along to capture it.
In this Issue: Pink adds two more Melbourne shows, Blink 182 Brisbane and Melbourne shows sell out, Primal Scream announce supports and more!
Pink Adds Two Melbourne Shows
In this issue: Festival Of The Sun tickets are on sale, Big Day Out offers people the option to pay for their tickets installments, Meredith sells out for another year and more!
When they were last in the country in 2011, Primal Scream blew Australian audiences away with performances of their era-defining record, Screamadelica. They're going to be back in Australia this summer with a swag of classic hits, fan favourites and brand new songs - a celebration of the band as they head into their fourth decade.
After a leak made its way to the internet and was quickly taken down last night, the people behind the Meredith Music Festival have officially released the line up for the 2012 edition!
Promising a line up not to be forgotten, this year's Meredith Festival will be headlined by Primal Scream. Last seen in the country touring Screamadelica, Primal Scream are acid-rock pioneers and will no doubt go down extremely well at Meredith's 'supernatural' ampitheatre.
Primal Scream played Screamadelica in it's entirety and it was a rare treat. Transcending the unpleasant venue Selena's, they joyfully played the ecstasy fueled music they pioneered.