Bobby Gillespie

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Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie – piquantly preposterous
Primal Scream’s frontman indulges himself wildly in this overblown memoir. But underneath all the cobblers lurks a fascinating story

Alexis Petridis

15, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’
On the eve of the publication of his memoir, the Primal Scream frontman talks to friend and author Irvine Welsh about his working-class upbringing

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth: Utopian Ashes review – a welcome surprise
The Primal Scream frontman trades brashness for contemplation in this rewarding collaboration with the former Savages singer

Phil Mongredien

27, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tenement Kid: Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie to publish memoir
Book charts the singer’s journey from his childhood in Glasgow to his band’s breakthrough 1991 album Screamadelica and their notorious live shows

Laura Snapes

10, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Denise Johnson, singer with Primal Scream, dies aged 56
Famous for her vocals on Screamadelica, the Manchester-born singer was due to release her debut solo album this year

Laura Snapes

27, Jul, 2020 @5:28 PM

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Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
As the new decade dawned, indie and rave collided and a seismic party began. Bands from the Happy Mondays to Primal Scream relive that explosion of pills, thrills and endless possibilities

Joe Muggs

07, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie remembers Andrew Weatherall: ‘He was a true bohemian’
Primal Scream’s frontman pays tribute to his friend, the producer who helped make Screamadelica into a pivotal album

Interview by Sean O’Hagan

23, Feb, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘I wanted to change music culture’
The Primal Scream frontman, 56, on growing up Glaswegian, loving the spotlight and the threat of Brexit

Nick McGrath

11, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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On my radar: Bobby Gillespie’s cultural highlights
The Primal Scream singer on the massacre at Ballymurphy, being inspired by Bob Dylan, and the black power salute

Kathryn Bromwich

04, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie's playlist: Diiv, George Harrison, Cate Le Bon and more
From the latest summer dreampop to hypnotic trance, the Primal Scream singer shares his current favourite tracks

Bobby Gillespie

17, Aug, 2016 @12:12 PM

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Me and the muse: Bobby Gillespie on his inspirations
In the week that Primal Scream release their new album, Chaosmosis, their frontman looks back at the tracks and times that shaped him

Sean O'Hagan

13, Mar, 2016 @11:00 AM

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