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Primal Scream on working with David Holmes
The Belfast man produced the band's forthcoming album...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 19 Sep 2012
In the new issue of Hot Press, (out tomorrow) Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes discusses the band's "psychedelic" new album, which features Belfast man David Holmes on production duties.
"We've been working with David Holmes, out in LA", Innes reveals. "How does it sound? All weird! This sounds like it’s a catch-all but... 'strange psychedelia'.
He continues, "We went over to David’s house in Belfast. He’d play us some old records and say, 'Listen to this vibe’. He’s very good at getting a ‘vibe’. Then you try and make some records from that and it seems to have worked.”
Holmes has produced a whopping 13 film soundtracks to date, so it's not surprising that Innes notes the grand depth of the Belfast man's production - "Obviously working with him it’s quite – to use another terrible term – ‘filmic’, he notes. "Quite big, there’s a lot of soundtrack references. I think it’s good, you’ll be hearing it soon.”
We can't wait... 'Til then, Irish fans can look forward to Arthur's Day (September 27), where Primal Scream will perform at one of the 500 venues taking part in the festivities. And it sounds like fans lucky enough to catch the band's set will hear some of these new tunes...
“It’s always better playing new songs", Innes tells us. "I know crowds just want to hear hits and it’s good fun playing hits but, if you’re a musician, you want to get some new stuff to make it interesting for yourself. Seeing which new songs get the best reaction, what works live and things like that. It’s exciting.”
Read the full interview with Andrew in tomorrow's issue of Hot Press (Mumford & Sons cover). For more on Arthur's Day, see www.guinness.com/en-ie/arthursday/index.html