The legendary Manic Street Preachers have released a new track called ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ off their forthcoming album ‘Resistance is Futile’ due out 13 April 2018.

The track is a “conversation between Dylan and Caitlin Thomas at the apex of their alcohol soaked relationship” James Dean Bradfield explained. Nicky Wire added “The story itself rolls through their relationship – drinking, fighting and ended up broken by America. The conversational nature of the lyrics lent themselves to a duet so we asked Catherine AD (aka the Anchoress) to provide the female perspective. She’s a hugely talented kindred spirit.”

It has all the hallmarks of the Manics – an impassioned, literate and melodic anthem with the Anchoress’s softer vocals counterbalancing Bradfield’s distinctive gruffness. You can watch a live acoustic version of the song here:

You can get the song here.

‘Distant Colours’ – also from the new album – was released earlier this year and is another classic Manics song with a more pop edge:

You can preorder the album here. The Manics will be touring the UK throughout April and May as well as playing at a number of festivals later in the year, including the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival:

Tour Dates:

23 April NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
25 April GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
27 April BIRMINGHAM, Arena
28 April MANCHESTER, Arena
1 May LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru Arena
2 May LEEDS, First Direct Arena
4 May LONDON, The SSE Arena Wembley
5 May CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena

With very special guests The Coral

Festivals:

19 June MELTDOWN, Royal Festival Hall, London
21-24 June ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL,
21 July PENN FESTIVAL, Buckinghamshire (headline)
27 July Y NOT FESTIVAL, Peak District
17 August RIZE FESTIVAL, Hyland Park, Chelmsford