Primal Scream were formed in Glasgow in 1982 by Bobby Gillespie, also originally a drummer for the cult band The Jesus and Mary Chain. Releasing their debut album Sonic Flower Groove in 1987, the band undertook multiple line-up changes before recording their second album, Primal Scream, in 1989, and their Mercury Prize-winning tour-de-force, Screamadelica, in 1991.
Screamadelica paved the way for the band’s success during the 1990s, with a varied and eclectic musical style gathering fans of dance, acid house, blues and rock. The band’s sixth studio album, XTRMNTR, released early in 2000, was included at number 3 by NME in their ‘Top 100 Greatest Albums of The Decade’.
Primal Scream have continued to tour throughout the last ten years, with the 2006 album Riot City Blues returning to their mid-90s country-rock sound and the single Country Girl providing the band with their most successful UK single chart performance to-date. The band toured Screamadelica throughout 2011, treating old fans whilst attracting new listeners with their confident, acclaimed performances. Bassist Mani left the band to re-join The Stone Roses during the reformation tour this year, but Primal Scream have continued to play and actually supported The Stone Roses at their massive Heaton Park concert in Manchester on 29th June.
Music fans will be in for a treat on Sunday 2nd September, as one of the UK’s biggest bands of the last 30 years hits our shores and lights up this year’s Jersey Live Festival.
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