Ahead of their new album 'Futurology' Manic Street Preachers have teamed up with remix genius Erol Alkan for a 12" single featuring a couple of different versions of 'Europa Geht Durch Mich'. Here you can hear an edit (although it's still 6 minutes long) of the second remix, which is a dark and trancy version of the original. Of course, it sounds nothing like the Manics, but then their remixes have always pushed the boundaries, especially the ones from 'Journal For Plague Lovers'. You can pre-order the 12" from Phantasy here.
Although 'Rewind The Film' featured some great songwriting, it wasn't really what I want or need from a Manics album, but I'm really excited about the release of 'Futurology'. the return of loud guitars and an angry stance, a hint of krautrock and a record inspired by 'permanent revolution, modern art and Autobahns' is exactly what a Manic Street Preachers album should be like. Here's the video for lead single to 'Walk Me To The Bridge' which, like quite a few Manics songs, may or may not be about Richie.