Trippin’ Euphorically On PRIMAL SCREAM At Triumphant London Show…

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PRIMAL SCREAM – Brixton Academy, London – 15 December 2016  

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First encore C-o-m-e T-o-g-e-t-h-e-r reflected the gig’s mesmeric and jubilant atmosphere just perfectly. The whole crowd danced in trance, thousand of hands in the air singing
the song’s title out loud while the PA threatened to explode any second. It felt like
a spiritual experience, like a massive gospel infused gathering. WOW! Truly special…

It inspired me (Belgian) to invite some new made British friends for one night, around me in the very front of the legendary Brixton Academy venue, to come together again with Europe. Everybody agreed with loud cheers. Get the picture? Primal Scream‘s euphorically inspiring sonic passion united people! A wonderful sight and a heartwarming feel of excitement…

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Like I said, truly special. The mind-elevating ceremony started from the very beginning when the band opened with magnum opus Screamadelica‘s soulful dance doped cracker Movin’ On Up and ended almost two hours later with smashing big bang Rocks. In between
The Scream‘s founder, frontman and mastermind Bobby Gillespie invited the dedicated crowd constantly and cleverly, running from left to right, to go completely bananas…

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Have a look at the setlist below and you’ll get my drift. From the disco pop of Where the Light Gets In to the crushing electro punk of Swastika Eyes and the heavy adrenaline rock injection of Country Girl. A swirling jukebox to start and finish parties all over the globe…

A stream of fireworks with, midway, old ballad (I’m Gonna) Cry Myself Blind creating a  Christmassy mood and giving our body the opportunity to relax for a couple of minutes. After all these years and several line-up changes Primal Scream is still one of the best
bona fide live bands around. Also since groovy bassist Simone Butler replaced fab Stone Rose Mani, three years ago the band looks sexy & glamorous for the very first time in
their existence instead of druggy, far-out and at times completely wasted (which was bloody cool in a rock ‘n roll way too, of course)…

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… and with Chaosmosis they delivered the best amplified pop album of 2016. Hail hail! It was a fantastic loaded night out before diving into London‘s buzzing Christmas madness
for a couple of days and nights. I’m still trippin’ on their love right now, right here…

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website –  Facebook – Twitter

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1. Movin’ Up
2. Where The Light Gets In
3. Jailbird
4. Accelerator
5. (Feeling Like a) Demon Again
6. Shoot Speed/Kill Light
7. (I’m Gonna) Cry Myself Blind
8. Higher Than The Sun
9. Trippin’ On Your Love
10. 100% or Nothing
11. Swastika Eyes
12. Loaded
13. Country Girl
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14. Come Together
15. Rocks

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(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

ABJECTS – Wake Up Garage Punk Call From London…

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All female London hammering punk rock trio ABJECTS (Noemi – guitar/vox, Yuki – bass/vox and Alice – drums/vox) just shared a flashy video for their brand new single DOUBLE BIND. A smashing garage explosion from the bouncy bass intro on, fueled along the way with furious guitars and crushing drums. Sounds like the perfect Spanish fury to wake up your whole village in under three minutes. It will be launched as a 7″ single on 11th March via Greenway Records. It will also mark their first US release. Take a deep breath, here’s the merciless slam…

ABJECTS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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(Pic: FB Abjects)

VANT – Dazzling Video for New Dynamite Single…

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Brand new slow/fast garage rock storming single FLY-BY ALIEN by fast rising London noisemakers VANT is translated to video now. MATTIE VANT, the band’s mastermind
and mad frontman said about ‘his making of experience’ of the clip: “I actually filmed the whole thing in a state of blindness, for 8 hours straight, as the visor I’m wearing is completely blacked out. The song is about an extraterrestrial travelling through the universe to find a planet that can support life. The alien stumbles upon Earth, and deems it a world with little chance of survival, a species more likely to obliterate itself then secure long term existence. Uninhabitable, the alien contemplates destroying the planet but instead leaves it’s residents with a transmission of hope. You have a meaning, you have a purpose. This life is short, make sure it’s worth it…

Here’s the hot burning bolide…

VANT: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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Debut album’s coming soon…

YAK – Another Garage Sledgehammer From Their Debut Album..

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London’s crushing garage punk trio YAK will release their debut album ALAS SALVATION on May 13 via Octopus Electrical. Can’t wait to hear it, can’t wait to see this furious three-piece live as soon as possible. To celebrate the good news they shared another slashing missile from their firstborn. Hold tight, here’s ‘VICTORIOUS (NATIONAL ANTHEM) …

YAK: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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(photo: FB – Yak)