Manic Street Preachers have unveiled a video for their new single, International Blue.
It is taken from the Welsh rock bands forthcoming album, Resistance Is Futile, and is described by the band as a European sequel to their classic track from Generation Terrorists track, Motorcycle Emptiness.
“It’s like a European ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ as a video, rather than being in Japan,” bassist Nicky Wire told NME. “Yves Klein is from Nice and there’s quite a lot of his stuff there. The video is trying to evoke the spirit of ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ for the 21st Century.”
Speaking of the track itself, Wire said: “I think there’s a certain naive energy and widescreen melancholia on the song that is reflected through the whole album. It’s a good representation of the almost ‘Generation Terrorists’ energy that we’ve got. There’s still a lot of 1970’s Bowie, ‘Station To Station’ kinda stuff, which has been a big influence. But it’s still obsessed with melody.”
Resistance Is Futile is released on April 6, and you can see the International Blue video and dates for their UK tour below. Head to our store for more rarities and collectables from Manic Street Preachers.
23 April NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
25 April GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
27 April BIRMINGHAM, Arena
28 April MANCHESTER, Arena
1 May LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru Arena
2 May LEEDS, First Direct Arena
4 May LONDON, The SSE Arena Wembley
5 May CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
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