08/05/18 - Buzz - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Review
|Date:||Tuesday 8th May 2018|
In the same way one has to experience a Welsh rugby international to see the passion and what being Welsh really means, every Welsh person should probably watch the Manic Street Preachers at least once in their life. A band who have transcended above being merely a band to become a full-on Welsh institution, on the back of new album Resistance Is Futile and on a bank holiday weekend, the Motorpoint Arena is at breaking point for the boys from Blackwood.
The Welsh love a singalong, especially if it’s Frankie Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, and the Motorpoint Arena belt it out with Bradfield in unison. The massed chorus continues with You Love Us before things calm down a tad for Walk Me To The Bridge. I didn’t think I could be surprised at a Manics concert in 2018 but, not forgetting their punk roots, they belt out an energetic version of the Sex Pistols’ No Feelings and make it their own.
Slash And Burn and A Design For Life round off a triumphant night for the trio. When they are on this kind of form, there aren’t many bands that can compare to the Manic Street Preachers for energy, enthusiasm and a catalogue of songs to die for.