MANIC STREET PREACHERS share album track ‘Dylan & Caitlin’ feat CATHERINE AD

MANIC STREET PREACHERS share new video for 'International Blue' 2

Following the release of ‘International Blue’ at the end of 2017, and ‘Distant Colours’ in February, Manic Street Preachers have made a third track available from their forthcoming 13th studio album ‘Resistance Is Futile’.‘Dylan and Caitlin’ is out today (9 March) and is a duet with The Anchoress. The band have also been confirmed as playing the 25th Meltdown Festival curated by The Cure’s Robert Smith. The band will appear at the Royal Festival Hall in London on the 19th June following their own UK tour.

The track is a “conversation between Dylan and Caitlin Thomas at the apex of their alcohol soaked relationship” James Dean Bradfield explained. Nicky Wire added “The story itself rolls through their relationship – drinking, fighting and ended up broken by America. The conversational nature of the lyrics lent themselves to a duet so we asked Catherine AD (aka the Anchoress) to provide the female perspective. She’s a hugely talented kindred spirit.”

Check out the video for ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ – BELOW:

‘Dylan and Caitlin’ follows in the tradition of the band working with guest vocalists which started with Tracey Lords on their debut album track ‘Little Baby Nothing’ and has taken in Ian McCulloch (‘Some Kind of Nothingness’), Nina Persson (‘Your Love Alone’) and Richard Hawley (‘Rewind The Film’).

Of their first new album since 2014’s ‘Futurology’, 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.”

New track ‘DYLAN AND CAITLIN’ 9th March 2018

New album ‘RESISTANCE IS FUTILE’ 13th April 2018

Tour Dates:

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

With very special guests The Coral

Festivals:

19 June MELTDOWN, Royal Festival Hall, London
21-24 June ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL,
21 July PENN FESTIVAL, Buckinghamshire (headline)
27 July Y NOT FESTIVAL, Peak District
17 August RIZE FESTIVAL, Hyland Park, Chelmsford

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