Check Out: Manic Street Preachers – “I’m Leaving You For Solitude”


Manic Street Preachers are known for their outspokenness as a band. Despite said confrontational nature, the band have always dreamed of mainstream success. So, when their new album Postcards From A Young Man was announced recently, the band made it known that this was going to be their “last shot at mass communication” before doing whatever it is one does when you give up on your dreams. While we still have to wait ’till September 21st to hear the results, you can get a good reading with a non-album track entitled “I’m leaving You For Solitude” (courtesy of

“I’m Leaving You For Solitude” is clearly a love song (a jaded one at that) from a band who almost promised they’d never write one. Despite those objections, they take to the format rather swimmingly, crafting a strummy, Beatles-esque ditty about love lost and being better off without it. If this doesn’t get them some more attention from the rest of the world, we’re not sure much else will.

You can download the track here or stream it below. The band is also on tour in the UK throughout the fall. Postcards From A Young Man is due out September 21st via Columbia Records.

Postcards From A Young Man Tracklist:
01. (It’s Not War) – Just The End of Love
02. Postcards From A Young Man
03. Some Kind of Nothingness (feat. Ian McCulloch)
04. The Descent – (Pages 1 & 2)
05. Hazleton Avenue
06. Auto-Intoxication
07. Golden Platitudes
08. I Think I’ve Found It
09. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
10. All We Make Is Entertainment
11. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
12. Don’t Be Evil

Manic Street Preachers 2010 Tour Dates:
08/20 – Trutnov, CZ @ Trutnov Open Air Festival
09/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Academy
09/30 – Aberdeen, UK @ Music Hall
10/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/03 – Carlisle, UK @ Sands Centre
10/05 – Hull, UK @ City Hall
10/06 – Sheffield, UK @ Academy
10/08 – Liverpool, UK @ University
10/09 – Blackburn, UK @ King George’s Hall
10/11 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
10/12 – Derby, UK @ Assembly Rooms
10/14 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
10/16 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
10/17 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
10/19 – Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
10/20 – Southend, UK @ Cliff’s Pavilion
10/22 – Bournemouth, UK @ Academy
10/23 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
10/25 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
10/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
10/28 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/29 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/31 – Leicester, UK @ De Montfort Hall
11/01 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange

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