" is a song by Manic Street Preachers
and the third single released from their eighth studio album Send Away the Tigers
. Nicky Wire
mentioned around the time of Autumnsong
's release revelation that "Indian Summer" was a strong candidate for the second single from the album, and would most likely be released as the third one after "Autumnsong" was decided to be released. It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.
On August 1, 2007, the official Manics' website reported that the band would soon be heading to studio in order to record b-sides for the single's release.
In an interview with Lauren Laverne
on 6 August 2007 on BBC Radio 2
, Wire said that James Dean Bradfield
wasn't sure of "Indian Summer" as it sounded like "A Design for Life
", to which Nicky said "well then, let's put it on the album".
Just prior to the release of the single, Nicky Wire
said of the b-sides, "'Anorexic Rodin' - Randy Rhodes
guitars - Holy Bible
drums - super punky weirdness - 'Heyday Of The Blood' (band favourite at the moment) - very Who's Next
- a useful experiment for the future - "Lady Lazarus" - its C86
time again - an ode to all the great female poets - early Primal Scream
with soft vocals + lyrical flow - then a cover version of the great Beat Happening
: "Foggy Eyes". A pure and just tribute to a band who were 100% indie
. And finally another instrumental "You Know... Read More