As lovers of record shops and all things vinyl, Primal Scream are set to release a special one-off 12” single featuring a cover of ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind’ B/W a new instrumental track ‘Gravitational Waves (Drifter’s Song),’ available only at record stores April 16th.
With the imminent release of their 11th studio album ‘Chaosmosis’ (on March 18th), the band wanted to do something special for Record Store Day and, as Bobby says himself, “I’m a vinyl junkie and I can’t get enough”.
The A-side is a cover version of ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind’ by S’Xpress which features backing vocals by original S’Xpress singer Naomi Osbourne and with Jason Pierce on guitar. The B-side, ‘Gravitational Waves (Drifter’s Song),’ is a new instrumental track featuring Bobby on guitar.
Primal Scream play four intimate must-see UK shows this spring before a series of headline summer 2016 UK & Irish festival dates:
29 March Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
30 March Glasgow ABC
1 April London Palladium
2 April Manchester Albert Hall
28 May Southampton – Common People Festival
29 May Oxford – Common People Festival
25 June Donegal – Sea Sessions Festival
15 July Ribble Valley, Lancashire – Beat Herder Festival
24 July Huntingdon – Secret Garden Party
12 August Eastnor Castle nr Ledbury (Herefordshire) – Lakefest
13 August Sedgefield nr Durham – Down To The Woods Festival
14 August Newquay – Boardmasters Festival
27 August Dumfries, Drumlanrig Castle – Electric Fields Festival
10 September London – On Blackheath Festival
Primal Scream’s cover of ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind’ will feature on the digital version of ‘Enjoy This Trip’ (released 27th May) – a collection of remixes & cover versions by artists to whom Mark Moore from S’Xpress has been an influence and a friend.