The bass maestro presents 'Nu Music', where his guests include the likes of Noel Gallagher...

PRIMAL SCREAM bassist MANI has launched a new career as a TV presenter.

Gary ‘Mani’ Mountfield will present ‘Nu Music’, a new series on Play UK.

Mani’s first guest will be Noel Gallagher.

The series begins on October 19 at 8.30pm. It is set to feature live performances by Spiritualized, Mercury Rev and Primal Scream.

A UK Play spokesman told NME.COM: “We did something with Mani in Manchester and we just thought he’d be really good for this show. He was given a screen test and was just really funny. You can’t get more kudos than having Mani present a music show.”