Manic Street Preachers

Welsh rock legends Manic Street Preachers formed in Blackwood in 1986. The founding members of the band James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar,lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion) still remain today.

First single ‘Suicide Alley’ was released in 1988, followed by their debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992. The band celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their eighth studio album Send Away The Tigers in May 2017, marking the occasion with a 10 Year Collectors Edition including unheard tracks, never before seen footage and artwork from the band’s own archive.

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In 2017 Manic Street Preachers announced their return with a string of huge outdoor performances including a headline set at Bingley Music Live Festival. In addition to this Frontman James Dean Bradfield has spoken about the upcoming release of new material from the band. Speaking to NME Bradfield has said ““Usually, the process of us writing songs is done and dusted by the time we’ve done a demo – we’re not in that position because we haven’t had chance. I suppose in my head, not that it fucking matters, but I would like to kick against the oblique, delineated, opaque groove that everybody is into. I’d like to rock again”.

The band have expressed their excitement to play live again, “It will be nice to feel like a band again”, said Bradfield.

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