See the video for 'Rewind The Film' featuring Richard Hawley
Andrew Trendell

10:50 8th July 2013

Manic Street Preachers have announced details of their brand album and a UK tour, as well as premiering the title track as the first single. Watch the video for 'Rewind The Film' below.

Rewind The Film will be released on 16 September, 2013, following the single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ the week before. The Welsh three-piece have revealed the first taster for the album with the title track featuring Richard Hawley being made available for instant download with an album pre-order on iTunes.

The album is described as 'a more reflective, stripped-back sound whilst maintaining the classic Manics melody and unique lyricism'.

Talking to Gigwise earlier this year about his collaboration with the Manics, Richard Hawley said: "(Frontman James Dean Bradfield) phoned me and said ‘we’ve written this song and all decided that you have to sing it or it won’t go on the album’. So I just said ‘I can’t let you down’, and it was a great honour."

Hawley continued: "I drove down to Cardiff in a day and it’s a really beautiful song. I play a bit of Hawaiian guitar on it and it’s me and James doing a duet. He sings one part and I sing another. Nick wrote the words that I sing and James wrote his bit so it’s a very personal song and I was surprised that Nicky wanted me to sing it, but now that I’ve done it I can see why. It’s quite dramatic and acoustic."

Watch the video for Rewind The Film by Manic Street Preachers below:

This Autumn, the Manics will play their first UK gigs since their legendary National Treasures show at London's O2 Arena in December 2011. Tour dates are as follows:
13 September NEWPORT, Centre
20 September DUBLIN, Olympia
23 September BRISTOL, Colston Hall
24 September LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
27 September MANCHESTER, Ritz
29 September GLASGOW, Barrowland

Tickets go on sale on Friday 12th July at 9.30pm. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets. 

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