Manic Street Preachers

Resistance Is Futile


Resistance Is Futile, the band’s 13th studio album, heralds a return to a classic Manics sound described by the band as “widescreen melancholia”. Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of Resistance is Futile are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of Generation Terrorists and the orchestral sweep of Everything Must Go. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”” The limited edition 2CD album set features the album lyrics, images of the band and a bonus CD containing the original demos for the entire album, plus two bonus tracks.