‘The More I See, the Less I Scream…”

April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm (Music, Tracks) (, , , )

Two new Manic Street Preacher tracks from the forthcoming album ‘Journal for Plague Lovers’ have been given airings on Radio 1 and XFM.

Album opener ‘Peeled Apples‘ was selected as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and at first listen sounds like a decent enough amalgamation of later Manic’s straight-up rock melodics and ‘Holy Bible’ style claustrophobic atmospherics.

Unfortunately it does have Zane Lowe’s hyperbole all over it.

The second track ‘Jackie Collins Existential Question Time’ (!) is based round a simple riff and features the repeated Richey lyric ‘Oh mummy, what’s a sex pistol?’ which can be read as either a statement about sexual violence, or the failure of punk (and music in general) in light of the consumerism of the 80’s.

It’s also available on the Manics site.


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”From the posh flats….

March 21, 2009 at 10:47 am (Tracks) (, , , )

….down to the slums

And it aint top hats and it isn’t all guns,

And you wont get shanked if you go to a club,

But you might get spiked and you might get robbed…..”

Further signs of genius from Akira The Don.

Werewolves of London‘ features another inspired sample (this time from Warren Zevon’s 1977 track of the same name), coupled with Akira’s typically excellent lyrics about everyone’s favorite target of ire, unscrupulous landlords.¬† Tanat & Jones, we’re coming for you!

The track¬† is available on Akira’s ‘Thieving‘ mixtape, or in the playlist to the right of the website homepage, it’s track 7.

The Don is set to unleash Album no 2, ‘The Life Equation‘ soonish.


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