as the band are actually having a go at proper marketing this time around you probably don't need me to tell you that the Manic Street Preachers have a new album out next week.
what do i mean by that last sentence? well, when the band released the singles from their last studio album, Postcards From A Young Man, they took the rather interesting approach of doing all the promotion some 6 (six) weeks in advance of you being able to buy a single and took to hiding in a cave the week it went on sale.surprisingly, mindful of the excellence and brilliance of this approach, the singles tanked and did very badly in the charts. Nicky Wire declared this to be the death of singles. hmn.
anyway, thus far two songs have been released from the new album - the title track Rewind The Film and the first single proper (so long as you define single proper as being something you can either only download off of iTwat or risk ordering a 7" of directly from Sony), Show Me The Wonder. both have been brilliant.
i am not going to bother you with links to where you can buy it, i am sure you are clever enough to find all that sort of thing out for yourself. i am, however, going to link he who seems to be their new photograph chap of choice, Alex Lake. and these words are that link.
because this is one of the most stunning and spot on pictures i have seen of the Manics in a long, long time, that's why. it's a pictue that, i don't know, seems to spot on capture where they are after some 20 years of quite interesting history. bravo to the photographer.
no i do not own a "leak" of the album and i haven't looked for one, before you start with the comments. i'm sadly going to have to buy an iTwat version of it as they seem to have stopped selling CDs of proper bands here and it's getting costly to import them. hey ho.
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!