Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer whose soulful voice lifted the music of Primal Scream — most memorably on Screamadelica — A Certain Ratio, New Order and more has died at the age of 56, according to U.K. press reports and musicians she’d worked with. No cause of death has been announced.
Andrew Weatherall, the famed British DJ, musician, remixer and producer who helped Primal Scream craft its genre-flipping early masterpiece Screamadelica, died in a London hospital Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to his publicists. He was 56. Full details right here.
Primal Scream today debuted the second single off the band’s upcoming 10th studio album ‘More Light,’ a song called “It’s Alright, It’s OK” that rides along on a ‘Screamadelica’-like groove and stands in stark contrast to the dark, honking rocker “2013” that preceded it. The album itself is due out May 13 in the U.K.
Today we roll out the second of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. This time, it’s your Top 10 reissues of the year.
To celebrate the release today of Primal Scream’s CD/DVD set ‘Screamadelica Live’ — filmed/recorded last fall during a performance of the band’s landmark 1991 album ‘Screamadelica’ in London — the folks at Universal Music have given us three copies to award to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Back in March we brought you news that Primal Scream would release a DVD and Blu-ray of its Nov. 26 performance of 1991’s just-reissued ‘Screamadelica’ in London — and now we can confirm that the concert film also will be released in the U.S. on both formats, with a bonus CD accompanying the DVD version.
Primal Scream this May will release a live DVD and Blu-ray capturing its first full-album performance of its classic 1991 record ‘Screamadelica’ — a concert staged last Nov. 26 in London, which has now kicked off months of touring behind the reissue.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Eleventh Dream Day, plus the Pet Shop Boys’ ballet score, Black Francis’ silent-film score, the monster reissue of Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ and a new edition of Nick Lowe’s ‘Labour of Lust.’
Billed as its ‘only European show of 2011,’ organizers of the U.K.’s Bestival this morning announced The Cure will headline one of the festival’s four nights next September alongside Crystal Castles, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, DJ Shadow and Primal Scream performing its 1991 album ‘Screamadelica.’
Last night, Primal Scream performed the first of two London gigs dedicated to the band’s seminal 1991 house-rock hybrid ‘Screamadelica,’ which will be commemorated in 2011 with a massive 20th anniversary box set and tours early next year of Australia and the group’s native U.K.
Primal Scream will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Screamadelica’ next year with a lavish 4CD/1DVD/2LP box set highlighted by ‘a new cut of the album’ made with occasional collaborator Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine.
One of the last C86 acts left standing, Primal Scream next year will perform its 1991 classic ‘Screamadelica’ — the album that saw Bobbie Gillespie and Co. trade their indie-pop sound for house-influenced, druggy dance-rock — in its entirety during a series of live dates in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Primal Scream will perform its 1991 classic Screamadelica— the album that saw the band shed its C86 indie-pop sound in favor of house-influenced, druggy dance-rock — in its entirety for the first time ever Nov. 27 at London’s Olympia.