Manic Street Preachers – International Blue (Columbia/Sony) 
Manic Street Preachers - International Blue

Release Date: Out Now

They might be starting to resemble a group of Welsh dads who have a point to prove and a score to settle but the Manic Street Preachers still have a lot to offer the music world. This is the first single from a new album coming in 2018 and it’s cut from the same stone as other recent Manics releases – Welsh Granite probably. The guitars on ‘International Blue’ are razor sharp and lightning quick as this track taps in to a raw energy that these three gents seem to have a monopoly on to this day. There’s a nice little piano riff in the middle-eight that erupts in to a huge, riff-heavy chorus that speaks of escapism, optimism and a sense of freedom that is in short supply these days. I fully expect the new album to have a political charge to it, but it feels as though this track is the relief piece that fits in to that particular jigsaw.

Live Dates:

23rd April – Metro Radio Arena, Newastle Upon Tyne
25th April – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
27th April – Arena, Birmingham
28th April – Arena, Manchester
1st May – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
2nd May – First Direct Arena, Leeds
4th May – SSE Arena Wembley, London
5th May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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