Having just finished their UK tour, Manic Street Preachers have released their new single ‘Hold Me Like A Heaven.’ The third single taken from their new album Resistance Is Futile, musically its inspired by David Bowie‘s ‘Ashes to Ashes’ with lyrics informed by the work of Philip Larkin, it’s one of the most accessible highlights on the album. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/ManicsHMLAHVid
Nicky Wire explains “This track sprung from reading Lines on a Young Lady’s Photograph Album by Phillip Larkin, and his poem Aubade as well. It was the last lyric written for the record and I knew it had to be special. It’s got one of my favourite ever lines, which is “what is the future of the future/when memory fades and gets boarded up”. We’ve long been obsessed with writing something like Ashes to Ashes; I think this is the closest we’ll ever get”.
After the UK tour the band will be playing the BBC Biggest Weekend in Belfast on the 25th May and then will appear at several festivals including Robert Smith’s Meltdown and play with Guns ‘n’ Roses at shows in Germany and Demark.
19 June MELTDOWN, Royal Festival Hall, London
21-24 June ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL,
21 July PENN FESTIVAL, Buckinghamshire (headline)
27 July Y NOT FESTIVAL, Peak District
17 August RIZE FESTIVAL, Hyland Park, Chelmsford
18 August BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon (headline)