Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, Manic Street Preachers have shared the video for new track, ‘People Give In’, while announcing some new live dates.
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As evidenced by the new for ‘People Give In’, Manic Street Preachers have had a busy time of it, of late. Their 13th studio album, Resistance Is Futile, was released in April and it peaked at No. 2 in the UK album charts.
In addition to touring extensively under their own stream with a massive headlining arena tour in April and May, Manic Street Preachers performed in Europe with long-time heroes Guns N’Roses as well as being chosen by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank – a gig that proved “that the band remain as vital as ever.”
And now they’re back again with ‘People Give In’ – the opening track to Resistence Is Futile and the sixth to be lifted from the album – a song that finds the Manics blending the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’ with the anthemic heft of ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’. Shot on tour, the video finds the band on form as they bring their message to the masses.
“I wouldn’t exactly call it a rallying cry, it’s more about the idea that at least 80% of life is just really mundane so why don’t we all just lower our expectations and try to get to the other side as painlessly as possible,” explains bassist Nicky Wire.
“We’re all looking for universal panaceas all the time – if we expected a little less, we’d probably be happier The chorus is “there is no theory of everything/no immaculate conception, no crime to forgive”. If you can’t do any good, do no harm - that’s my fucking motto!”
Manic Street Preachers play:
17 - Chelmsford, Rize Festival
18 – Escort Park, Beautiful Days Festival
09 – London, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
25 – London, Absolute Radio 10th Anniversary at Shepherds Bush Empire
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