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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Spring 2014 tour for the Manics
    Film received some of the best reviews of the band s releases to date and saw the single Show Me The Wonder and new release this month Anthem For A Lost Cause flooding the airwaves They will be playing songs from this album and a selection from their previous ten studio albums and previewing some tracks from their next album Futurology The current single is accompanied by an amazingly touching short film by director Kieran Evans who also made the video s for the album s title track Rewind The Film and Show Me The Wonder winner of the 2013 Q Award for Best Video Anthem For A Lost Cause completes the trilogy all shot in the Rhondda Valleys and is described by Nicky Wire as heroic emotional and defiant a timely reminder of the power of support women gave their communities And it looks beautiful too The single will be accompanied by two brand new tracks Death Of A Digital Ghost and See It Like Sutherland and a live version of the Holy Bible single She Is Suffering excellent 11 th album Rewind The Film continues a run of material that might be the band s best since the early 1990 s Guardian tonight both the Manics and their fans have rediscovered their passionate ire and brimstone KKKK Kerrang There is still something incredibly romantic about the Manics Morning Star Bradfield still covers miles onstage moving in response to Sean Moore s tireless drumming Wire still pogos with his bass like a teenager in from of his bedroom mirror NME as vital and energetic as they ever were a most satisfying varied show Independent the Manics have made their most emotionally raw record since Everything Must Go Q New single Anthem For A Lost Cause 25 th November 2013

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Manics reveal new single details
    for a Lost Cause is heroic emotional and defiant a timely reminder of the power of support women gave their communities And it looks beautiful too Nicky Wire Being one of the very few British bands to stay with the same record label long enough to take their album count into double figures the new record gained the band some of the best reviews of their careers proving their longevity has not dissipated their vitality The album showed a different side to the band with a more melancholic and acoustic sound whist retaining their unique lyrical abilities The music press and broadsheets claimed the Manics have made their most emotionally raw record since Everything Must Go Q There s an often harrowing conviction to Rewind The Film s primarily acoustic arrangements and elegant melodies heralding a new level of artistry for this unique band Mojo whilst the Independent in a 5 review said the album reveals a broader musical palette than they ve exposed before The single will be accompanied by two brand new tracks Death Of A Digital Cause and See It Like Sutherland and a live version of the Holy Bible single She Is Suffering recorded at the band s career defining O2 show in London where they played all 38 of their previously released singles Kieran Evans director described the new film After Show Me The Wonder we started talking about extending the story into the 80s and about bringing in something more political It was the era we all grew up in and the backdrop for what was really a modern British civil war The heroic battle that wives of miners and the women s support groups waged against an oppressive state hell bent on destroying their communities should be an inspiration to all They represented

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Manic Street Preachers - Biography by Dorian Lynskey
    the death of ideals It registers the shock felt by a doggedly principled band looking around at a country again dominated by the oldest of elites from the monarchy to old Etonians and a music scene overrun by the privately educated and in hock to corporate brands where the concept of selling out has become a weird relic Nick explains It s shocking The idea that most things you believe in are seen as passé is scary You get really tired of trying to believe in anything It seems to be a much easier pathway to forget about any principles whatsoever This album is the sound of a band running away from itself really It s the fall of the Manics empire just crumbling around us In what Nick calls its cruel self examination Rewind the Film also relates back to the more introspective moments on This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours and is equally grounded in the soil and psyche of South Wales Apart from Builder of Routines and Running Out of Fantasy which were recorded in Berlin it was made in Cardiff and mixed at Rockfield There s a mystery and serenity on This Is My Truth that has come back on this record says Nick Hence the chillingly beautiful self analysis of This Sullen Welsh Heart with its stark confession I don t want my children to grow up like me and the eerie seclusion of Builder of Routines which features softly devastating French horn from Sean Moore So sick and tired of being 4 Real Only the fiction still has the appeal Nick s incorrigible refusenik mentality is a source of both pride and irritation I don t expect your sympathy I m old I m strange I m confidential sings James on Running Out of Fantasy s isolationist folk There are ghosts from the past too 3 Ways to See Despair Neil Young watching the night close in was inspired by a magazine feature about Stuart Adamson of the Skids and Big Country who committed suicide in 2001 As Holy as the Soil That Buries Your Skin is a stirring love song to Richey featuring a Dexy s style horn section The heart of the album is the sumptuous title track based on a sample by maverick composer David Axelrod s 1969 song A Little Girl Lost which the Manics re recorded note for note featuring resonant guest vocals from James s old friend Richard Hawley Seeking shelter in childhood it s a bleak retort to the heroic nostalgia of Postcards From a Young Man You can t get more honest about ageing and the passing of time says James For Nick s sanity I wanted someone else to come in and take the hit emotionally I love Richard Hawley There s something about him that will not be bowed The Manics have always been our greatest idealists lifelong believers in the power of a song to shake burn and remake you so perhaps

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film… track by track
    an existentialist s celebration of doubt referencing This Is My Truth perhaps it s better that some things cannot be explained science or religion constantly search for an answer that sometimes just doesn t exist musically I Just Can t Help Believing Vegas Elvis Exile on Main Street brass Most positive track on the record recorded Decca style three mics thirty minutes Its optimistic sound may be slightly misleading Rewind The Film Six and a half minutes of uplifting heartbreak featuring a stunning vocal from Richard Hawley a mixture of David Axelrod Love Scott Walker Made the album make sense lyrically the core themes of mortality responsibility and self awareness Builder of Routines One of two tracks recorded in Berlin a first for the Manics it was written by text message Nick couldn t make it to Germany due to family illness James and Sean had a tune so the lyric was written and sent via text the words are trying to convey building something out of chaos tried to make it sound like Neil Young recording Harves t in Hansa features a perfectly forlorn French horn solo by Sean shortest track on the album 4 Lonely Roads Influenced by A E Housman s poetry Jenny Johnny the Beatles Two of Us features a lead vocal from Cate Le Bon which is warm pure and complete I Miss The Tokyo Skyline The awe inspiring wonder of Tokyo the ancient and the modern memories burnt into your skull that never leave the joy of being lost of feeling like an alien but also strangely very safe a soundtrack to a short film mesmerizing beguiling like the city itself also inspired by Max Richter Musically like no other Manics track Anthem For A Lost Cause Abba esque version of R E M Dexys horns classic mid 70s Rod Stewart lyrically a song against itself raging against the diminishing value attached to the power of song itself Lyrics by James As Holy As The Soil That Buries Your Skin Johnny Cash s version of Hurt the horn section of Van Morrison s It Stoned Me a song of deep and honest loss the strangely uplifting power of acknowledged sadness The slowness of Tom Waits the lyrical tone of Dylan s Not Dark Yet 3 Ways To See Despair The controlled desperation of Elliot Smith the White Album produced by Steve Albini only guitar solo on the album the lyric came from staring at a beautiful photograph of the much missed Stuart Adamson Running Out Of Fantasy Again recorded in Hansa hence the Germanic strings section delicate tones reminiscent of Thurston Moore s Demolished Thoughts echoes of Everything Must Go s Small Black Flowers heavily influenced by Werner Herzog s Burden of Dreams fear of the constant flux sometimes reality is too vivid to ignore coming to terms with the delusion of rock n roll while still being in love with that delusion Manorbier The overwhelming mystery and breathtaking beauty of Manorbier Castle and

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
    From A Young Man and sees the band with a more reflective stripped back sound whilst maintaining the classic Manics melody and unique lyricism The band have also announced their first UK headlining shows since the incredible 38 single show at the O2 Arena in London in December 2011 which celebrated the release of National Treasures singles collection The two first songs available show the different sides of the album with Rewind The Film being a brooding cinematic 6 30 mins track atmospheric and climactic with Richard Hawley and James Dean Bradfield trading vocals Hawley commented I am so chuffed to have been asked to sing with the mighty Manics can t tell you what it means to me The whole experience is something I ll treasure forever I love the Manics and what they stand for and to be a tiny part of that means the world to me Show Me The Wonder is an upbeat positive pop song but with questioning lyrics Soaring horns and a joyous chorus makes it a stand out track on what is otherwise a delicate record Recorded in their own studio Faster in Cardiff Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin the first time the band have recorded there Rewind The Film features 12 tracks of classic musicianship and lyrical themes which include the rock n roll dream Thatcherism and inspiration from subjects as varied as Manorbier Castle Skids Big Country s late singer guitarist Stuart Adamson Werner Herzog s Burden of Dreams and Welsh poet RS Thomas The Manics describe it as If this record has a relation in the Manics back catalogue it s probably the sedate coming of age that was This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Following in the tradition of inspired collaborations Nina Persson from The Cardigans on Your Love Alone Ian McCulloch Some Kind of Nothingness amongst others opening track This Sullen Welsh Heart features Lucy Rose and 4 Lonely Roads has lead vocals from Cate Le Bon as well as of course the title track with Richard Hawley The band have just returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand where they played several shows to tie in with the British and Irish Lions rugby tour The band will headline the Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion Wales in September and then head out for a short intimate UK tour with support from Public Service Broadcasting Rewind the Film is the group s eleventh studio album for the label making them the longest signed artists to Columbia having joined them in 1991 and released their debut album Generation Terrorists the following year Rewind The Film tracklisting 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 Manorbier 30 Year War 9 th September Show Me The Wonder new single 16

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Pulled Apart By Horses confirmed as headliners on Dance To The Radio Stage at Leeds Festival
    April 4 March 8 February 2 January 4 2010 December 6 November 10 October 5 September 10 August 6 July 2 June 3 May 3 April 7 March 8 February 4 January 6 2009 December 4 November 9 October 6 September 9 August 5 July 5 June 10 May 7 April 4 March 2 February 2 2008 November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 News 02 July 2015 Pulled Apart By Horses confirmed as headliners on Dance To The Radio Stage at Leeds Festival Pulled Apart By Horses have been confirmed as headliners on the Dance To The Radio stage which opens the Leeds Festival in August The band were forced to cancel their appearance on the main stage at last year s event due to illness having performed a storming set at Reading the day before so are thrilled to be able to play their hometown festival With a live album released earlier this year to coincide with Record Shop Day the band are spending the summer at several UK festivals see below with new drummer Tommy Davidson 4 July COVENTRY Godiva Festival 10 July CHELTENHAM 2000 Trees Festival headline 18 July OXFORD Truck Festival headline 24 July SHEFFIELD Tramlines Festival headline 31 July DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival headline 9 August NEWQUAY Boardmasters Festival 27 August LEEDS Leeds Festival headline DTTR Stage 28 August JVAL FESTIVAL GENEVA Switzerland Jval Festival headline www pulledapartbyhorses com For further information please call Gillian Porter Tom Freeman at Hall or Nothing PR on 07767 471681 07890 101580 or e mail at JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address 3 July 2015 Back to News Bookmark with del icio us Digg Facebook Furl NewsVine Reddit StumbleUpon TwitThis Email this to a friend Print this page Recent stories 28 January

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Pulled Apart By Horses - new single, Record Store Day release & summer live dates
    Blood finally became as a record It s a large nod to Pixies Pavement The Breeders and a sonically guitar driven attempt at poking pop into our realm of horsery explained guitarist James Brown A three minute gnarling and growling rock tidal wave Grim Deal is the final single from Blood and follow up to Medium Rare which received amazing responses airtime on Radio 1 and caused the NME to proclaim Pulled Apart By Horses are now a serious rock band Of the new track Q said this time around they ve slowed down their schtick to a stoner rock chug on this snarling gem Saturday 18th April will also see the band release live album One Night In Heaven exclusively for this year s official Record Store Day via Too Pure Transgressive on strictly limited 12 vinyl The album is a recording of a live set from their recent London headline show at Heaven in November 2014 and will be limited to only 500 copies One Night In Heaven Tracklisting Hot Squash Skull Noir V E N O M Moonlit Talons Lizard Baby Shake Off The Curse The Crapsons Medium Rare Grim Deal Some Mothers You Want it Everything Dipped In Gold High Five Swan Dive Nose Dive The live album marks the end of an era as Pulled Apart By Horses last release with founding member stick smith Lee Vincent but the band are excited today to introduce their new drummer Tommy Davidson Department M These Monsters Dinosaur Pile Up Lee announced his decision to step down from Pulled Apart By Horses towards the end of last month explaining Life has pulled me in a different direction to my fellow Horses and the life of a touring musician just isn t for me any more I m immensely proud of everything we ve achieved and the music we ve created together and I look forward to witnessing the next phase of PABH with my good friend Tommy filling the drum stool So now the band move on into the next phase of their career saying We re extremely excited to introduce you to the brand new fourth member of PABH Tommy has been a close friend of ours for many years We simply cannot wait to get on the road with him Tommy adds I m over the moon to have joined Horses The boys are like brothers to me so any excuse to hang out with them even more is gladly welcomed We ve already got stuck in with writing some new tunes which is really exciting I m also buzzing about all of the gigs and festivals that we ve got coming up over the next few months I have a feeling we re gonna have a lot of fun Tommy joins in time for a string of shows throughout the Spring Summer including their biggest hometown Leeds headline show to date on May 1 st at Leeds University with a little help from their good

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Pulled Apart By Horses - new EP, Kasabian support dates & UK tour
    last couple of months after performing in Europe as part of a tour with Dr Martens footage of which can be seen here https www youtube com watch v faY aHvTOkM Describing the first night of the tour Q Magazine described the show as a wall of fans surge to the front of the stage and form a crashing whirlwind of limbs Crowd surfers roll from the moshpit to the back of the club The Medium Rare Ep s title track is taken from the band s third album Blood which was released in September and is joined by brand new tracks Run Boy Run and Beat Up The EP is completed with a live version of the Stooges classic I Wanna Be Your Dog recorded in Paris earlier this year incidentally the same show Q wrote about Guitarist James Brown commented Medium Rare was the final track written for Blood and the majority of the the song was written in the studio It seems to be a live favourite at the moment and kind of made sense to be released as a single It s downright sleaze thats been cooked to personal preference Joining Kasabian on the road for three weeks around Europe is pretty exciting for us and were really looking forward to playing to some new people and hopefully not crushing their souls with our riffs and rather enlightening them It ll be the first time we ve played venues of this size out there so we can t wait Watch Medium Rare live in Paris here https www youtube com watch v 1A4p4JZ7fOI list PLGe6oh7p bn LObX1Ipnkvu7l Nv5xzU index 7 Medium Rare bounces along from riff to riff The Guardian Medium Rare is limber Franz funk that slaps on a surprisingly meaty chorus NME With Kasabian

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