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Primal Scream writing album, Mani’s all-bass supergroup to release debut

on January 29, 2010, 11:00am

2010 will be a productive year for Primal Scream, according to bassist (and ex-Stone Roses member) Gary “Mani” Mounfield. Speaking with last week, Mani shed some light on the Scottish alt-rock group’s intentions for the year, particularly its plans for recording its 10th studio album, the followup to 2008’s Beautiful Future.

“This year is a writing year and it’s going well,” Mani said. “We’re trundling along. We’ve got some half ideas left over from the last album, so we’ll bring them up and give them a kick around, we’re into it.”

So that one can be filed under “anticipated” until 2011, but Mani’s other group is much closer to releasing material. Freebass, the cleverly named bass supergroup Mani plays in with The Smiths ex-bassist Andy Rourke and New Order/Joy Division ex-bassist Peter Hook, will be wrapping up recording some time this week. Mani told NME the band was “99 percent done” with recording its debut album.

However, before the studio album comes out, Freebass will introduce itself with When Two Worlds Collide, an EP that NME reports will be out soon. The LP has not yet been named, but we’re really pulling for Threebass. It just makes too much sense.

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