The band have made one of the six b-sides (six!) to first single "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love" available for free download. Wonderfully named, "I'm Leaving You For Solitude" sounds like a lost John Lennon solo track and surprisingly lacks a typical stadium-sized James Dean Bradfield solo, but sounds all the more refreshing for it.
The tracklisting for "Postcards For A Young Man" is as follows:
- (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
- Postcards from a Young Man
- Some Kind of Nothingness (featuring Ian McCulloch)
- The Descent – (Pages 1 & 2)
- Hazleton Avenue
- Golden Platitudes
- I Think I've Found It
- A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
- All We Make Is Entertainment
- The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
- Don't Be Evil
"Postcards From A Young Man" is released on the 27th of September
"(It's Not War) Just The End Of Love" is released on the 13th of September
Manic Street Preachers kick off their tour in support of the album on the 29th of September in Glasgow.