This Is Your Untruth... - NME, 13th April 2018
The Manics’ 13th album aims to find beauty and positivity in a bleak-as-fuck post-truth world. Andrew Trendell finds Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield rockin’ in the not-so-free world.
Every Manic Street Preachers release since their inception has been adorned with a crucial quote from a philosopher, artist, writer, or rock god. It teases a signpost to the character and inspiration of the record within, as well as continuing a rock n’ roll book club of further education for their devoted church of followers.
In fine, sparring spirit, bassist, lyricist and propaganda minister tells NME that on 13th album ‘Resistance Is Futile’, the band lived by the words of razor-sharp American protest singer Phil Ochs: “In times of such ugliness, the only true protest is beauty”.
“Hopefully this record gives you a chance to avoid the endless confusion,” says Wire. (more...)