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Manic Street Preachers To Release New LP
John Doran , November 17th, 2017 11:06

Lucky 13th for Welsh arena rockers backed by biggest UK tour in a decade

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Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers release their 13th album Resistance Is Futile on April 6, 2018, via Columbia/ Sony.

Talking about their first new album since Futurology in 2014 the band said: “The main themes of Resistance Is Futile are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic - in many ways referencing both the naive energy of Generation Terrorists and the orchestral sweep of Everything Must Go. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

Following the twin musical departures of 2013’s largely acoustic ‘Rewind the Film’ and the glacial electronics of 2014’s ‘Futurology’, 'Resistance Is Futile' heralds a return to a classic Manics sound described by the band as “widescreen melancholia”. The songs on the album are the first recorded in the band’s new Door to the River studio (near Newport).

To support the new album MSP have announced their biggest set of UK live shows in over ten years.

April 23 NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
April 25 GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
April 27 BIRMINGHAM, Arena
April 28 MANCHESTER, Arena
May 1 LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru Arena
May 2 LEEDS, First Direct Arena
May 4 LONDON, The SSE Arena Wembley
May 5 CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena

Tickets go on sale 9.30am on Friday 24th November 2017. For more details visit the MSP official website

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Doug Daniel
Nov 17, 2017 11:15am

As soon as I heard about this, I thought "Futurology was brilliant, so that means this one will be another crap Everything Must Go knock-off". The trailer seems a bit inconclusive - a couple of interesting snippets, mixed with the old "let's write a chart hit, by which we mean let's try and rewrite Everything Must Go". They're worth so much more than that.

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jersey Moocow
Nov 18, 2017 1:24pm

whats it called where the trailer is better than the movie itself? like that, only for aforementioned album.

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Casmilus
Nov 20, 2017 12:56pm

"a classic Manics sound"

That's sure to be good.

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