The band play Brixton Academy in December, and have spoken more about their new album....

Manic Street Preachers are to play a special one-off show at LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY.

The band play the venue on December 8, the night after they headline Wembley Arena with their greatest hits show. Support on the night will come from Kinesis. Tickets are on sale shortly and cost £22.50.

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In reated news, bassist Nicky Wire has said the group may approach Steve Albini to produce their next album.

The group are planning to record the follow-up to ‘Know Your Enemy’ with a completely different sound to that of their previous records.

Wire told the Irish Times newspaper that they may ask Albini. He famously produced Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’, and is reknowned for his unique, uncompromising style.

He said: “We still want to connect, and hope to do that by casting our net a bit wider. We’re thinking of getting Steve Albini in to do the next album, which will be cityscapes and skylines and a different sort of sound.”

Elsewhere, he elabotated on the themes of the album. He told Hot Press magazine: “Every lyric is based on a city, so there are ones called ‘The Dublin Lag’, ‘The Cardiff Afterlife’, ‘Stockholm Alone’. We want to do a record like Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’ – really stripped back, acoustic, wintery and glacier-like.”

The [a][/a]’ greatest hits album ‘Forever Delayed’ is released on October 28, followed on November 11 by a ‘Forever Delayed’ DVD which includes every video the band made and a bonus remix album.