Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
30 June 2014, 06:00 | Updated: 10 July 2014, 13:49
Following the semi-acoustic sound of last year's Rewind The Film, the band's twelfth album sees them return to their trademark anthemic style.
Featuring guest appearances from Cate Le Bon, German actress Nina Hoss, Cian Ciarán of Super Furry Animals and Green Gartside of 80s act Scritti Politti, the album has a more upbeat, glamorous sound to the previous LP. There are also a stack of references to Europe that recall classic 1970s Berlin-era David Bowie.
"It's quite an optimistic record for us actually, full of life and vitality," Nicky Wire told Radio X recently. "Rewind the Film was very much the polar opposite, the tender acoustic intimate mid-life crisis album, but this album just feels brimming with ideas and vitality."
JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD AND NICKY WIRE TALK Radio X'S JOHN KENNEDY THROUGH FUTUROLOGY
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