Manic Street Preachers return this Autumn with their first studio album since 2010. ‘Rewind The Film’ is released on 16th September 2013 for Columbia Records and is preceded with a single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ the week before. A taster for the album is revealed online today with the title track featuring Richard Hawley being made available for instant download with an album pre-order on iTunes. The album is released almost three years to the day since ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ and sees the band with a more reflective, stripped-back sound whilst maintaining the classic Manics melody and unique lyricism.
To promote the album Manic Street Preachers will be touring the UK and Ireland with a date announced for Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Friday 20th September. Tickets go on sale from usual outlets on Friday 12th July at 9.30am priced from €33.50 including booking fee
Recorded in their own studio Faster in Cardiff, Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin (the first time the band have recorded there), ‘Rewind The Film’ features 12 tracks inspired by subjects as varied as Manorbier Castle, Thatcherism, Big Country’s late singer/guitarist Stuart Adamson, 'Werner Herzog's ‘Burden of Dreams’ and Welsh poet RS Thomas. The Manics describe it as “(If) this record has a relation in the Manics back catalogue, it’s probably the sedate coming of age that was ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’.”
‘Rewind the Film’ is the group’s eleventh studio album for the label, making them the longest signed artists to Columbia having joined them in 1991 and released their debut album ‘Generation Terrorists’ the following year.