Primal Scream: We're A Living, Breathing Art Piece

24 July 2013, 10:21

Sunta and Bobby Gillespie Benicassim

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie has been telling Radio X about the band's current shows… and what sort of setlists they'll be playing when they come to the UK in December.

Speaking to Radio X's Sunta Templeton at the Benicassim festival in Spain last weekend, Gillespie explained that the shows would feature a mixture of classic Scream tracks and songs from their latest album, More Light.

"We're not fossilised, we're not only playing songs we did twenty years ago," he said. "We're playing songs that are contemporary, that are written about how we feel now and how we see the world and culture. It's a new thing, it's relevant.

"We're a living, breathing art piece. It's rock and roll and it's art. It's a mixture of both of those things.

"If you don't play new songs, you're old and dead and irrelevant. You have to challenge the audience, they can't just come for old songs. Otherwise, what's the point?"

Primal Scream are to play the O2 Academy Brixton on December 11, Glasgow SECC (December 14) and Manchester Academy (December 15).

They also play Kendal Calling festival this weekend (July 28).