The Young Do Not Fight - Aftonbladet, 10th May 2014
Manic Street Preachers are approaching 30 years as a band. Now they are raging against their younger colleagues. There is a lack of political commitment. Young band doesn't seem to have taken some of what is happening in the world, "said the band's drummer Sean Moore.
Tomorrow Manic Street Preachers play at Berns in Stockholm. Theyhey promise a few surprises from the new album "Futurology" released on July 7.But on the question of what feels most urgent right now, drummer Sean Moore blade from his mouth.
Today's young bands lack a political commitment. In the wake of all wars, protests and the horrible things that happen in the world, the music doesn't just stay up. The young bands don't seem to have taken some of what is happening and how it will affect them, their country, or the world as a whole. There is no interest.
Are you bitter?
No, but you can think of the 1960s without protest songs. Today it's all about having fun and partying. We have tried to find empathy or sympathy for the people around them. Entertainment in today's all about the individual.
Why is it a problem?
"It is a problem because there is no struggle of young people anymore. No one is standing up for something. There is a huge mass that is not, or would, be aware of something. It's all about wifi and cappuccino. It's about to shake her ass and have as little clothing as possible. While aimed at eight children.
Can not you take the political role?
Someone must take over. The senior guard will retire one day and then we are left empty, vacuous and sockertoppade without any meaning with our contemporaries. The music becomes a meaningless noise.