Manics’ Nicky Wire on potential Oasis reunion: ‘I think they’d make a brilliant new record’

Wire also says that Noel Gallagher's interviews are 'the most entertaining things I read all year'

Manic Street Preachers bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire has called for Oasis‘ return, saying that they would make a “really fucking good” new album.

Oasis parted ways in 2009, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating since. These intensified earlier this year despite constant dismissals from Noel Gallagher.

Speaking to NME this week about which things from the ’90s he’d like to see make a comeback, Wire picked out the Britpop band, saying: “Obviously Oasis.”


Wire added: “I’m a genuine fan and Noel’s interviews are still the most entertaining things I read all year.”

Despite Noel Gallagher recently stating that the band would not reunite because they couldn’t top what they’ve already achieved, Wire still thinks the group have something to offer.

“I think they could make a really good record,” Wire continued. “Being away’s freed them up and I think they’d make a really fucking good record. I think they’d be wanting to prove themselves with a brilliant record. But then what do I know?”

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Wire also told NME that their 2016 headline show at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium next year will allow the band to play an extended, “Springsteen-esque” set.

The show, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s hit 1996 album ‘Everything Must Go’, will be the Manics’ biggest headline show since they topped the bill at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in 1999.


Last month, Noel Gallagher said that Oasis wouldn’t reform for Glastonbury Festival as the organisers “don’t pay enough”. He has more recently stated that Oasis won’t reform for at least five years.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that both Noel and Liam Gallagher will take part in an upcoming Oasis documentary made by the team behind this year’s Amy Winehouse biopic.