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Primal Scream live at Brixton Electric

Friday 18 November 2011
Words Spindle

Electric Brixton was once The Fridge, this former cinema turned hedonistic haven was playing host to a exclusive evening curated by Joe Public.  The joint organisers Levi’s and Clash, had given fans the opportunity to decide on was going to support Primal Scream in the final installment of the Levi’s Craft of Music, live event series, as well as decide on the godfathers of alt rock, set list for the evening.

Up first were winners Let’s Buy Happiness, with superb set that vindicated their selection by fans of their set at the Levi’s in store show recently. The band hailing from Newcastle have a great lead in the delectable Sarah Hall, and promise great things in their icy cool, nordic sounding pop. Standout track of the set was the amazing ‘six wolves’, which wowed the crowds.

Next up with the wonderful Worship with their sound perfectly suiting this monastic style venue, performing a rich mixture of acoustic and electric sounds; their ethereal drift underpinned by solid songcraft and melancholic grandeur.  The hit ‘Collateral’ sounded perfect through the excellent Electric sound system.

Primal Scream enter the stage to a frenzied, pit coagulating frenzy of fans. Bobby Gillespie, enveloped in a extra terrestrial lamé gold shirt and Mani with his snowy white mane.  They open with Movin’ On Up which again, inevitably, sounds like the most glorious of river-based baptisms, before swaggering through Slip Inside This House and Don’t Fight It, Feel It with dilated pupil aplomb.

They end on needlessly return for the customary encore of Country Girl, Jailbird and Rocks, and as said track comes to a splintering close, we bid adieu to Mani as he stumbles off to reconvene with The Stone Roses.

This event was by far one of the best gig’s of the year!  Levi’s Craft of Music.. I salute you!