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Manic Street Preachers News

Manic Street Preachers debut new song 'Let's Go To War' at Brixton gig – watch

Band preview 11th studio album with another new song during 02 Academy Brixton gig

  • Apr 12, 2014

Manic Street Preachers debut two new songs as UK tour begins - watch

Band preview 11th studio album at Leeds First Direct Arena

  • Mar 29, 2014

Manic Street Preachers announce new album and spring 2014 UK tour

The band announce the follow-up their 2013 album 'Rewind The Film'

  • Nov 12, 2013

Manics' Nicky Wire wants to play 'The Holy Bible' in full at Glastonbury

The 20th anniversary of the band's classic 1994 album is coming up next year (2014)

  • Oct 17, 2013

Manics frontman on today's bands: 'I see lots of wedge haircuts making songs for insurance ads'

James Dean Bradfield shares his views on today's music scene

  • Sep 28, 2013

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Manic Street Preachers Music Videos

Manorbier Play Video

Manorbier

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Anthem for a Lost Cause Play Video

Anthem for a Lost Cause

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Show Me the Wonder Play Video

Show Me the Wonder

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Rewind the Film Play Video

Rewind the Film

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Manic Street Preachers Reviews

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Sunday, September 15

  • Sep 27, 2013

Manic Street Preachers - 'Rewind The Film'

The former generation terrorists slide gracefully into middle age, but still have a few new tricks up their sleeves

  • Sep 12, 2013

Manic Street Preachers

The O2, London, December 17th

  • Jan 6, 2012

Album Review: Manic Street Preachers - 'Postcards From A Young Man' (Columbia)

Their tenth album is poignant and joyful - if occasionally cheesy

  • Sep 20, 2010

Live Review: Manic Street Preachers

Two thrilling sets show that, 18 years on, the Welsh boys are still as vital as ever. Roundhouse, London, Thursday, May 28

  • Jun 11, 2009

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Manic Street Preachers Biography

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" gained them a loyal following and cult status.

Following Edwards' disappearance, Bradfield, Moore and Wire persisted with Manic Street Preachers, and went on to gain critical and commercial success, becoming one of Britain's premier rock bands. The band's later albums retained a leftist politicisation and intellectual lyrical style while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. Altogether, they have garnered eleven Top 10 albums, fifteen Top 10 singles and have reached No. 1 on the UK charts three times--with their 1998 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, the 1998 "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" single and the 2000 "The Masses Against the Classes" single.

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