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Suzie McCracken , April 28th, 2014 12:21

Video for Walk Me To The Bridge, from forthcoming LP Futurology

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It's been just over nine months since the Manics' Rewind The Film, and now they're ready to birth record number 12. Futurology reaches full term on July 7, released via Columbia. You can watch Kieran Evans' Berlin-based video for 'Walk Me To The Bridge', featuring the band performing in an aircraft hangar and a young women looking panicked, above.

Nicky Wire, in conversation with the Quietus' very own John Doran, describes the track as, "about the Øresund Bridge that joins Sweden and Denmark. A long time ago when we were crossing that bridge I was flagging and thinking about leaving the band (the 'fatal friend'). It's about the idea of bridges allowing you an out of body experience as you leave and arrive in different places."

The album is set to draw on a number of European modernist influences, gathered while the band were on tour, including one song entirely inspired by Munch's 'Between The Clock And The Bed', and features guest spots from Green Gartside, Cian Ciarán, Cate le Bon, H. Hawkline and actress Nina Hoss. You can see them perform this Krautrock-inspired new material at any of the biggies this summer – Glastonbury, T In The Park or V Festival.

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Apr 28, 2014 10:23pm

the verse is nice
the chorus is 'orrible

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Apr 29, 2014 10:39am

I don't hate it and it wasn't what I wanted but, in many ways, that's a good starting point. Completely agree with Paul's comment though - the opening prowling style/mood of the verse and the feeling that they're going to let loose is wonderful but when the chorus does finally kick in it feels a little...glued together? Maybe it'll sink in after a few plays but at least it's done what a lead single should do and I'm now curious for the album.....

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A Clockwork Lozenge
Apr 29, 2014 1:32pm

Laughable. As they always are. 'Alive & Kicking' era Simple Minds. And a sense of self-importance that makes even David Cameron seem attractive. Please: just stop it.

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