"All out punk metal - Alice Cooper - Stooges guitar outro. Could have been on Generation Terrorist. A celebration of the unique, a post 'Everything Must Go' address to the fans 10 years after the first time we did it. In a Britain dominated by generic, one diametrical multi branding, let us embrace the difference - the downtrodden - the losers and the opposition. Let us fall in love with individuality again" - Nicky Wire, Manic Street Preachers
The new single 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough' is completely different and a bit more of what I expected from the Manics. Except it has Nina Persson of The Cardigans on vocals! LOVE ME, LOVE ME, SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME. Not as good as the Victoria Bergstrom and Peter, Bjorn and John combo but not bad, maybe a bit too radio friendly? Judge for yourselves:
Manic Street Preachers - Underdogs
The new album 'Send Away The Tigers' is released on May 7th preceded by a single 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough' on April 30th.
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Have the Manics been carried by an overenthusiastic fanbase reliving the supposed glorydays? Were their respective solo outfits better? Is Richey Edwards still alive? Answers on a postcard/comment.