The ShortListen: Primal Scream feat. Sky Ferreira (no. 243)
New Order-style return from indie legends
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