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The ShortListen: Primal Scream feat. Sky Ferreira (no. 243)

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Who? Primal Scream featuring Sky Ferreira

What’s the story? So the Scream are back with their first album since 2013's More Light, and the second without long-time bass player Mani - now reunited with The Stone Roses of course - who joined for 1997's Vanishing Point. They've led with a track which seems like something of a fresh start and one which could divide their fiercely loyal none-more-indie fanbase; it features an out-and-out pop star - albeit one who rejected her initial major label style to produce an impressive debut album in Night Time, My Time - in the form of Sky Ferriera. It also sounds like a long-lost New Order track, featuring electronica and polished production. But fear ye not loyalists, as it's a brilliant song - a genuine duet between Sky and Bobby Gillespie's unmistakeable vocals with a chorus to die for and a stylish video to boot. New album Chaosmosis is due in March and, on the evidence of this, will definitely be worth checking out.

For fans of: New Order, Garbage

In three words: Sleek electro return

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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