Manics’ Nicky Wire says Mumford and Sons are ‘awful’ because they ‘eat really well’

'Bad food equals good music,' the band's bassist and chief lyricist says

Manic Street Preachers‘ Nicky Wire has said he thinks Mumford and Sons’ music is “so awful” because the band “eat really well”.

Speaking to Noisey, Wire said that TV chefs would lead to the demise of good music because they are all young people have to watch on a Saturday morning.

“These people will ruin music,” he said. “It’s like Mumford & Sons, they obviously eat really well. And that’s why their music’s so fucking awful. Do you think Kurt Cobain was eating well when he made ‘In Utero’?”
 Bad food equals good music.”

Manic Street Preachers release their largely acoustic 11th studio album, ‘Rewind The Film’, on September 16. Recorded in the band’s own studio in Cardiff, Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin, the album features guest appearances from Lucy Rose (on ‘This Sullen Welsh Heart’) Cate Le Bon (on ‘4 Lonely Roads’) and Richard Hawley on the title track.

Shortly after the album’s release, the band will tour the UK and Ireland – playing Newport, Dublin, Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. The band will also headline Festival Number 6 in Portmerion this weekend (September 15).

Manic Street Preachers will play:

Newport Centre (September 13)
Festival Number 6 (September 15)
Dublin Olympia (20)
Bristol Colston Hall (22)
London Shepherds Bush Empire (24)
Manchester Ritz (27)
Glasgow Barrowland (29)

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