Welsh Legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS Drop Final Single Of New Album – ‘COMPICLATED ILLUSIONS

Daily electricity to load your batteries

10 October 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Album: THE ULTRA VIVID LAMENT
The Welsh rockers’ 14th longplayer

The Manics released this new album a couple of weeks ago.
A sugary collection of sugary pop songs, but still tackling all
sorts of social issues.

One of those melancholic meditations is COMPLICATED ILLUSIONS,
now dropped as the final single of the LP.

Here’s the accompanying video clip

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook

A Band Designed For Live – MANIC STREET PREACHERS Released 14th Album ‘THE ULTRA VIVID LAMENT’

19 September 2021

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Album: THE ULTRA VIVID LAMENT
The Welsh rockers’ 14th longplayer

NME says: “The band delve into loss, insecurity and existential dread,
resulting in some of the prettiest songs of their career… A record of
intense beauty, among the best of the Manics’ records this century.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Even after all these years, the Manics – one of
my all-time favorite bands – do what they do terrifically best, writing
adrenalin-fueled pop anthems that make your ears smile, and move
your excited heart and yearning soul. I know, their slash-‘n’-burn punk
edge of the early days is gone. But their ardent pop sensibility is just
inexhaustible and, yes, they still tackle social issues/injustices – from
past and present – with a sharp pen.

A band designed for life.
Eternal tunesmiths.

Singles/clips: The Secret He Had Missed / Orwellian

– THE SECRET HE HAD MISSED –

– ORWELLIAN –

Stream full album…

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Coming Soon… 14th MANIC STREET PREACHERS Album

14 July 2021

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Active: Since 1986 / 14 studio albums,
including the new one.

Note: One of my all fav bands,
on record and on stage.

New album: THE ULTRA VIVID LAMENT
Out: 3 September 2021 / Pre-order info here.

Press info: ” ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ is both reflection and reaction;
a record that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often
painful memories, to focus on an open window framing a gleaming vista
of land melting into sea and endless sky.

Lead-single: ORWELLIAN
“The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within
debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms
leading to a perpetual state of culture war”.

Official video clip…

UK Tour dates

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