Manic Street Preachers – ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ available from today

Manic Street Preachers  – Album track ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ available from today
Listen Here (including live acoustic version feat The Anchoress on video below)

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.”
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‘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


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

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