Some Kind of Nothingness

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"Some Kind of Nothingness"
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Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Postcards from a Young Man
Released 6 December 2010
Format CD, Vinyl record (7"), digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:52
Label Columbia
Writer(s) James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore
Producer(s) Dave Eringa
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"(It's Not War) Just the End of Love"
"Some Kind of Nothingness"
"Postcards from a Young Man"

Some Kind of Nothingness is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the second single from their tenth album Postcards from a Young Man. It features Echo & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch. The single entered the UK singles chart at number 44,[1] making it the first ever Manics single to not make the Top 40 since they signed to Sony in 1991.

Music video[edit]

To promote the single the band performed the song on Strictly Come Dancing.[2] The music video features James Dean Bradfield and Ian McCulloch walking around Cardiff and Liverpool. It makes heavy use of the split screen technique.'[3] An alternate video was posted on the Manics official website on 8 December, which was directed by both Nicky Wire and his brother Patrick Jones.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Some Kind of Nothingness" – 3:49
  2. "Broken Up Again" – 3:27
  3. "Red Rubber" – 2:57
  4. "Evidence Against Myself" – 3:00

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Some Kind of Nothingness" – 3:49
  2. "Slow Reflections/Strange Delays" – 2:44

(Manics website exclusive format)

7" single[edit]

  1. "Some Kind of Nothingness"
  2. "Time Ain't Nothing"[4]

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Some Kind of Nothingness" (BBC Live Version) – 3:43
  2. "Some Kind of Nothingness" – 3:49
  3. "Masses Against the Classes" (Live from Newport Centre) – 3:29
  4. "Sleepflower" (Live from Manchester Apollo) – 4:59
  5. "Yes" (Live from Manchester Apollo) – 4:45


Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles Chart[5] 44


  1. ^ "Manic Street Preachers | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  3. ^ Nathan Bevan (22 July 2009). "Manics signal new direction for next album". Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "[1]"
  5. ^ "Manic Street Preachers - Official Single Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 


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