- 13 May 21
The group is back, readying you for more new barnstorming music.
Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have dropped a trailer for their new album, The Ultra Vivid Lament.
"The Manics" hinted in the new video that something else will release tomorrow related to the album, with the video closing with text bearing: "Expect new Information within 24 hours".
The record will be their fourteenth studio album and a follow-up to 2018's Resistance is Futile, which reached no. 5 in the Irish album charts and received a great review from Hot Press's Wayne Byrne at the time.
Although no singles have been released so far, the teaser contains plenty of clips of new songs with lyrics such as "Is this just our beginning?" belted out by vocalist James Dean Bradfield over a piano.
The group last played in Ireland in 2019, touring to promote the 20th anniversary of their seminal release, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, in which they performed the album front to back along with the usual hits.
Hot Press's Pat Carty praised their concert at the Olympia that year, noting a fan next time reduced to tears by the band's closer 'Design For Life'.
The group spoke about their dissatisfaction with British politics to Hot Press the year prior, noting the disenfranchisement they felt compared to when they were younger.
"There was certain tenets you could believe in, but everyone has turned against each other over the last 10 years or so,” said bassist and main songwriter Nicky Wire. “One might almost back away from politics, because you can’t find common ground with anyone."
The Ultra Vivid Lament is expected to be released this year.