Formed in 1984 and winners of the first ever Mercury Music Prize for 1991's Screamadelica, Primal Scream have influenced a generation of fans over their 20 year career. This summer they return with a series of live dates and their eagerly anticipated 9th studio LP Riot City Blues, June 5th.Fronted by former Jesus & Mary Chain's Bobby Gillespie with Andrew Innes (guitar), Robert Young (guitar), ex-Felt keyboardist Martin Duffy (keyboards) and Stone Roses bass guitarist Robert 'Mani' Mounfield, they signed to Alan McGee's Creation Records in 1985 and the rest is history.Beginning a career that has spanned eighteen hit singles, the band's 1987 debut LP Sonic Flower Groove was influenced by The Byrds, Velvet Underground and the C86 scene. Not only did it publicly introduce the band, but it also set the tone for a musical style that would define the following decade and pave the way for bands like The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays.Their follow-up album Primal Scream witnessed a musical progression for the band, but it was 1991's Mercury Music Prize winning Screamadelica which became their landmark release. A tour de force produced by Andrew Weatherall, Hugo Nicholson and former Stones producer Jimmy Miller, it changed the face of British pop music with its kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, dub, techno, acid house and rock, putting Primal Scream at the top of their game.They returned in 1994 with Give Out but Don't Give Up which was recorded in Nashville and featured the hit single 'Rocks', but with 1997's Vanishing Point they created a more complex dynamic of the indie allure which characterised their debut release, re-establishing the group as a major force in British rock.Two Top Ten albums followed - XTRMNTR and Evil Heat in 2000 and 2002 respectively - boasting a greater electronic feel and new musical direction for the band. In 2003 they released their Dirty Hits collection, a retrospective of their career to date.This year they return with Riot City Blues and the new single 'Country Girl'. Laid down live on the studio floor at London's Olympic Studios, it was P.T.O produced by Youth and features and impressive supporting cast - Will Sergeant from Echo & The Bunnymen, Warren Ellis of Nick cave & The Bad Seeds and Alison Mosshart from The Kills.Containing ten songs written by Primal Scream, the album will be previewed at the band's live dates next month, which include a date at London's Astoria on April 6th, plus UK festivals this summer.