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Monday 29 April 2019

Velocity Girl: Primal Scream Gear-Up For Brighton Warm-Up Show With A Single Featuring The Iconic & The New

"Here she comes again / With vodka in her veins." In just 82 seconds, Primal Scream's Velocity Girl became a landmark moment in the nascent indie scene.

First released as the b-side to their second single Crystal Crescent in 1986, Velocity Girl reached a wider audience as the opening track on NME's highly influential C86 compilation.

Despite the track's renown, Primal Scream have never reissued the track or included it on any retrospective albums… until now.  

Velocity Girl  will also be released on 7" vinyl on May 24th along with the brand new song Broken

This limited edition, single run release will be available exclusively via your local independent retailer. 

 
The video for the song weaves between frontman Bobby Gillespie"s performance of the song with footage of the iconic actress and model Edie Sedgwick in Ciao! Manhattan, a film that was completed and released in 1972, a year after her death.
 
"I had an Edie Sedgwick type character in mind when I wrote 'Velocity Girl'," says Gillespie. 

"I read Jean Stein's biography about her and I wanted to meet a girl like that. 

Hanging out with Warhol, The Velvet Underground , Bob Dylan and shooting speed whilst looking absolutely fabulous. Super hip and beautiful. She was the muse. I love her." 
 
The video was directed by filmmaker, cinephile and musician Douglas Hart, who first worked with Primal Scream on the Screamadelica film in 1992.
 
Velocity Girl will feature on Primal Scream's Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles which will be released on May 24th. 
 
Primal Scream will an intimate (sold-out) warm-up headline show in Brighton next month ahead of the festival season. 

by: Mike Cobley




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