Very sad news to report. Robert "Throb" Young died this past weekend in Hove. He was found dead in his flat on September 9th. Police have stated that there were no mysterious circumstances. He was apparently working with Duffy on a project.
Here's a statement from Bobby and Andrew:
We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. A beautiful and deeply soulful man. He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers, In the words of Johnny Marr “Throb with a gold top Les Paul – unbeatable”’
He was a true rock and roller. He walked the walk. He had “Heart & Soul” tattooed on his arm and i’m sure on his heart too. He once said to me “when we go onstage it’s a war between us and the audience.” He never let go of that attitude.
Our love and thoughts are with his sons Brandon and Miles and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family.
Martin Duffy is set to release solo album on Tim Burgess O Genesis Recordings label. Check out some soundsamples and video below. The album is calle "Assorted Promenades" and is out now.
April 15, 2014
Simone Marie Butler's Naked Lunch
Simone (The Screams new bassist) has a new radio on show on Soho Radio London. The show just debuted and featured Barrie and Tim Pope! She along will Andrew, will be DJing at this years Glastonbury Festival.
Scream guitarist, Barrie Cadogan's band, 'Little Barrie' will release their new album 'Shadow' on May 27th. Here are some US tour dates:
May 1 Great Scott (Boston, MA)
May 2 Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
May 4 The Space (Hamden, CT)
May 5 Jammin' Java (Vienna, VA)
May 6 Ram's Head (Annapolis, MD)
May 7 Ortleib (Philadelphia, PA)
May 8 Santos Party House (New York, NY)
You can listen to the the first single, 'Sworn In' HERE
January 24, 2014
North American Tour Cancelled
They hope to return in the not too distant future.
January 21, 2014
Scream cancel North American Tour?
The Scream announced 12 dates in all for their forcoming North American Tour, but it looks as though it's not happening any longer. Seven shows have been cancelled so far and forthcoming dates have been removed from their official site. There has been no word from the band on any of the social network sites. My contact with the band, hasn't got back to me as of yet. Let's keep out fingers crossed that the dates be rescheduled!
December 12, 2013
Scream announce more US Dates
Here are the dates:
May 8, 2014 - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
May 9, 2014 - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2014 - Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
May 12, 2014 - Irving Plaza, New York
Visit their site for ticket info. Tickets go on sale December 17th.
December 5, 2013
Scream to play Austin Psych Festival
The Scream are due to play The Austin Psych Festival, which takes place May 2-4, 2014. Here is the rest of the line-up . Tickets are for sale NOW! I can only assume this means more US dates around this time period. UPDATE: The Scream play on May 3rd.
Download iTunes Festival performance
The Scream played the iTunes festival this year. it's available to purchase on UK iTunes. Hopefully, it will be released in the US soon
December 2, 2013
Goodby Johnny Video released
Watch and read an interview with the director at Dazed and Confused. This is the last single from their latest album. No word on a release date for the single, but there is an Andrew Weatherall remix.
October 1, 2013
Very Short US Tour
Primal Scream are to play a few west cost dates in October. No word yet on any other dates. Apparently, their hasn't been much interest with US promotoers to bring the band over, even for the Screamadelica anniversary gigs!
Oct. 11: The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 13: The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 14: The Glass House, Pomona, CA
Oct. 15: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
May 16th, 2013
Bobby has been a PR machine for this album. Bobby is really forthright about the bands history and aluded to Throb in some instances. There is also a more extensive interview in Another magazine, the current issue of Hot Press andHere are link to the interviews.
There is some confusion about the limited signed copies of 'More Light' which was release on May 13. Recordstore.co.uk offered signed copies of the Deluxe 2CD version of 'More Light'. The Official Scream site offered 250 signed copies of of the deluxe 2CD/Vinyl combo, only the CD was signed. They also apparently had only 100 copies of vinyl signed. These deals were for for pre-orders only. I have no clue how I recevied a copy of signed vinyl since I pre-ordered only 10 days before the release date. I will try to get more details.
Webadelic turns Sweet 16!
On June 21st, Webadelica truns Sweet 16! Webadelica was the first Scream site on the web. There have been a few others that followed, only to fade away. Watch this space for details on what we have in store.
April 7, 2013
'2013' single released
Primal Scream released the single '2013' a few weeks ago (sorry for the delay in announcing this!). Available on Limited 12" and Digitally. Here is the tracklisting.
A1. 2013 - 9.01
B1. 2013 (Weatherall Remix) - 8.18 [This will be on the ltd 2xCD version as well]
B2. 2013 (Weatherall Dub) - 8.18 [Exclusive to this release]
Primal Scream are releasing their first ever Record Store Day release. It feature 2 covers, one of which has previously been released. RSD is April 20th. it's limited to 1280 copies. Any unsold copies will be sold online if you can find it. The song will also feature as bonus tracks on the Japanese version of the 'More Light' CD.
I want you (The Troggs)
City slang (Sonic's Rendevous Band)
April 5, 2013
Primal Scream recently did a XFM Session and previews 2 more new songs from the forthcoming album, 'Inivisible City' and 'Goodbye Johnny'. Someone has posted those tracks on Youtube already. The band were interviewed as well.
You can now Pre-Order the new LP. it' available on CD/2CD/2xLP/Digital (site doesn't woth with Google Chrome). iTunes version has 3 bonus tracks but they are on the 2CD version.
1. 2013 9.01
2. River Of Pain 6.59
3. Culturecide 4.36
4. Hit Void 4.10
5. Tenement Kid 4.46
6. Invisible City 4.41
7. Goodbye Johnny 3.29
8. Sideman 3.54
9. Elimination Blues 5.47
10. Turn Each Other Inside Out 4.35
11. Walking With The Beast 3.58
12. Relativity 7.29
13. It's Alright, It's OK 5.09
1. Nothing Is Real / Nothing Is Unreal 5.03
2. Requiem For The Russian Tea Rooms 3.13
3. Running Out Of Time 2.36
4. Worm Tamer 5.35
5. Theme From More Light 2.27
6. 2013 (Weatherall Remix) 8.18
There is also a ltd 12" with Andrew Weatherall Mixes. This might be a record sotre only release.
February 23, 2013
"Love" letter to Primal Scream
John Robb (ex- The Membranes) wrties a "love" letter to Primal Scream. Read it HERE
This is the video edit., the full version on the album is a mind-blowing 9 minute version. I'm not sure if this is directed by Rei Nadal, a 22 year-old fashon designer, whose work Bobby is a fan of.
February 15, 2013
The Scream to release new single
The Scream will release the song '2013' on February 25th. It will be download only. The song was intially called '2012' and has been a staple of current live dates. The Scream are now signed to First International records in the UK, presumably The Scream's own label. The label name may refer to "First International, a left-wing working class movement that also incorporated socialist, anarchist and trade union groups".
The song will be premeired on February 18th the Lauren Laverne show. Bobby said the other week on her show that they'd air it twice, all 9 minutes of it.
3 new videos
The Scream have been making 3 new videos with Douglas Hart. You can see still over on their new Tumbler page.
January 17, 2013
The Scream to give us 'More Light' on May 6th
David Holmes recently posted on Twitter, that the new album is "is sequenced and mastered" and will indeed be released in May. It is suspected that the first single from the album will be, 'It's Alright, it's OK' which the band have been playing live already.
'More Light' is famously the last words of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Fans suspect this is where the name comes from.
January 6, 2013
New album update
The album is due out in May of this year. It will be a double album, the Scream's first. It features special guest apperances from Robert Plant and Mark Stewart
This is from the current issue of Uncut:
"Sometimes we do two-guitars-bass-drums, like a rock'n'roll standard thing. Other times there are a lot of different sounds and instruments. It's kind of symphonic or orchestrated in that sense and pretty sophisticated in places. It's more psychedelic and out-there.
We're playing with arrangements and doing unusual things with time signatures. Robert Plant sings on 'Elimination Blues' with me. It was originally going to be called 'Holy Ghost On Fire' or 'Reality Blues'. That turned out really beautifully and is the kind of song you wouldn't expect him to sing on. It's not a hard rock tune, it's a kind of swampy, sexy fuckin' groove. It's almost European blues, very hypnotic.
Mark Stewart sings on the chorus of a song called 'Cultureside'. That's a real hard-funk urban thing. It's a Temptations-like, Primal Scream funk song. I've known Mark for 20 years. He's a brilliant guy and his voice is unmistakable. He's one of my favourite singers.
(Producer) David Holmes encouraged us to go weird and to stretch things. Whenever we became excessive, he would love it. He hooked us up with some great musicians in LA too, like Davey (Jude Jolicoeur) who plays percussion with De La Soul. And we got Jason Falkner playing bass on a lot of the album. The whole thing is just a really great piece of music."
Here is what Andrew Innes said about the new album during an interview during the recent Austrailian tour tour:
It’s a very, very good Primal Scream LP. It’s got great words, great lyrics, great melodies, and great rhythms. It feels like this is a good one. It’s everything you’d want from a Primal Scream LP. It’s got jazz, punk, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, horns, strings, loud guitars, quiet guitars – it’s a Primal Scream record and I think it’s one of the better ones.