Scottish rock chameleons Primal Scream have, astonishingly, just entered their fourth decade of existence.
Since their formation in 1982, the band have switched up their modus operandi with admirable regularity, tilting from psych-pop (Sonic Flower Groove) to super-influential indie-house (Screamadelica) to honky tonk rock’n'roll (Give Out But Don’t Give Up). After their recent engagements – a box set and tour among them – in honour of Screamadelica‘s 20th birthday, it seems the band are readying their latest transformation.
Gillespie has revealed that Primal Scream have finished recording their latest LP, their first since 2008′s lukewarmly well-received Beautiful Future. Those looking for a return to Screamadelica‘s adventures in dub or XTRMNTR‘s steriod-enhanced krautrock will likely be disappointed: the album is reportedly a “rock’n'roll record, but modern rock’n'roll”, albeit one that is “really sophisticated in terms of the production”.
In Gillespie’s words, the album is “pretty psychedelic rock, it’s kind of guitar-driven but we use guitars in an orchestral way, not in the normal way people make rock records. I think we do it in a more interesting way. We weave the guitars in with electronics and other acoustic instruments to make the core sound.” A release date and title have yet to be announced. [via NME]