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PRIMAL SCREAM [UK]

The Scottish alternative rock band Primal Scream was founded in 1982 in Glasgow. It wasn’t until 1991 that they took the music world by storm with the release of their Screamadelica album. This helped promote a new form of psychedelia and contemporary dance music, and has sold three million copies, which is hardly imaginable today. While Primal Scream were still enjoying the reputation of a leading force on the dance music scene, the band fell in love with rock’n’roll à la Rolling Stones. In 1994, they released Give Out But Do not Give Up, hitting the charts with their most successful single Rocks.

In the following years, Primal Scream merged both of their previous approaches in their artistic expression. Sometimes they added more electronic elements, other times they leaned closer to rock. That said, the vocal delivery and charisma of Bobby Gillespie, their lead singer and the last remaining founding member, was always crucial to them. In 2011, they hit the road with a worldwide tour to celebrate 20 years since the release of Scremadelica, playing an updated version of the album. For example, after their Prague concert, they flew straight to Taiwan and Japan.

Up to now, Primal Scream have recorded eleven studio albums, with the last one, named Chaosmosis, released two years ago. For their “BEST OF” set, which they are going to play at Metronome Festival Prague in June 2019, they really have a lot to choose from, and heir concert promises an unforgettable listening experience.