POETRY IN MOTION

"The [B]Manics[/B] are first and foremost friends and motivators," he tells [a]NME[/a]...

POETRY IN MOTION
Patrick Jones, who launched his album 'Commemoration And Amnesia' this week at Caerphilly Castle Banquesting Hall, plays another date next week at London King's Cross Water Rats (July 28).

He also plays Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 28th & 29th Carling Stage 6.15pm then the MSP Fan Convention at Cardiff University September 25.

Speaking to NME's Steven Wells this week, Jones denied that he is riding the coat-tails of brother Nicky Wire.

"This album's given me the chance to reach a wider audience," he said. "Yeah, some people still think I nick things off the Manics - but the Manics are first and foremost friends and motivators. James in particular is a great critic of my work, he spurs me on. So it's odd to be seen as a bandwagon jumper."

Track eight, 'Democratis' seems to be having a go at everyone - Sinn Fein, Serbs, Kosovans, Welsh nationalists, etc. Are you not perhaps guilty of the liberal crime of equating the violence of the oppressed with the violence of the oppressor?

"Um, it's universalist - which is maybe a bit wanky. Perhaps I should have stuck with the original title - 'Fuck You All'."

More dates are being lined up.



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