Sunday, 1 July 2012
It's worth mentioning, now I've calmed down a bit, that Primal Scream put in a first rate shift as support act at Heaton Park on Friday night. Playing a short set at 8.45 in broad daylight maybe isn't ideal but they made the best of it. Their sound has shifted again with new bassist Debbie Googe (from My Bloody Valentine) adding something new. They opened with a new song, very Detroit '69 and very good, and followed with some hits- Swastika Eyes, Movin' On Up, a rockier than usual Loaded (dedicated to The Roses, without whom etc), Country Girl, Jailbird and Rocks (complete with wall of noise ending). The new song and the news that Andrew Weatherall and David Holmes are working on the new album makes me pretty hopeful for their next lp.
Velocity Girl is 80 seconds of breakneck jangle that pointed Squire and Brown in the direction of Made Of Stone.