Manic Street Preachers' new August single nods to spiritual fathers The Clash...

Manic Street Preachers release their much anticipated new single, ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’, on August 24.

It’s the first taster from their forthcoming album, ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’, set for a September 14 UK release. Paul Burger, MD of Sony Music, parent company of the band’s label Epic, says the LP is “absolutely and without doubt the most important album we’ll release this year”.

MSP’s Bassist Nicky Wire wrote ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’ about the Spanish Civil War and he has called the song a homage to The Clash’s ‘Spanish Bombs’ (off Clash album ‘London Calling’). It will receive its first airing on Jo Whiley’s Radio 1 show on Monday, July 20. B-sides are being chosen from material the band have recorded.


‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’ was recorded in studios in France, Wales and England in late ’97 and early ’98. It features a duet with Sophie Ellis Bextor, singer with Theaudience. The album features a total of 13 tracks and the following eleven titles have been confirmed: ‘South Yorkshire Mass Murderer’, ‘Ready For Drowning’, ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘The Everlasting’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Tsunami’, ‘I’m Not Working’, ‘You’re Tender And You’re Tired’, ‘Born A Girl’, ‘Nobody Loved You’ and ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’.

The Manics recently filmed the video for the single in London with director Wiz, who worked on the band’s previous singles, ‘Everything Must Go’ and ‘You Love Us’ as well as Flowered Up’s celebrated ‘Weekender’ video. The Manics have confirmed two UK tours, in September and December. will have Manic Street Preachers’ tour dates later this week.

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