Manic Street Preachers say they’ve written a new anti-Thatcher song called ’30 Year War’

The "spiteful, angry" track will feature on band's new album 'Rewind The Film'

Manic Street Preachers have revealed that one of the songs on their new album is an anti-Thatcher song written long before the former Prime Minister died earlier this year.

James Dean Bradfield from the band, who earlier this week announced details of a new album, single and tour, reveals in an interview with NME that the song is the most “angry” track on the album. Speaking in an interview you can read in full in the new issue of NME, available on newsstands from tomorrow (July 10), Wire says of ’30 Year War’: “It starts with the miners’ strike and moves through Hillsborough, and it’s a critique of the attack on the working classes over the last 30 years. It’s the most spiteful, angry track on the album, and it’s almost the link to the other record – it sounds like ‘Lodger’-era Bowie.”

The band also spoke about the second record the Manics plan to release in early 2014. “I think by next March or April, we’ll have it all ready,” Wire says. “It’s not just chucking something out; it’s really fully formed. It’s the next step on from ‘The Holy Bible’ and ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’. It’s quite intense but synthetic as well.”

Manic Street Preachers will release their 11th studio album, ‘Rewind The Film’ on September 16. Recorded in the band’s own studio in Cardiff, Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin, it features guest appearances from Lucy Rose (on ‘This Sullen Welsh Heart’) Cate Le Bon (on ‘4 Lonely Roads’) and Richard Hawley on the title track.

The album, which is the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Postcards From A Young Man’, will be preceded by the single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ on September 9.

The tracklisting for ‘Rewind The Film’ is as follows:

‘This Sullen Welsh Heart’
‘Show Me The Wonder’
‘Rewind The Film’
‘Builder Of Routines’
‘4 Lonely Roads’
‘(I Miss The) Tokyo Skyline’
‘Anthem For A Lost Cause’
‘As Holy As The Soil (That Buries Your Skin)’
‘3 Ways To See Despair’
‘Running Out Of Fantasy’
’30 Year War’

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