Manic Street Preachers bassist and mouthpiece Nicky Wire has said the band will "disappear for quite a long time" following the release of their forthcoming complete singles collection.

National Treasures will be released through Columbia on 31 October. "It feels like it's going to be two or three years before we do come back after this greatest hits," he told NME.

In a typically interesting interview, Wire talked about the recent England riots, their career and the benefits of taking some time off.

The release of the album will be followed by the publication of Death Of A Polaroid: A Manics Family Album, a book featuring photographs taken by Wire. He told Q Magazine: "It's the cream of my collection of around 6,000 to 10,000 Polaroid photos. Some of The Holy Bible-era Polaroids are odd because they're from when Richey was hospitalised. There's a shot of me and (frontman) James (Dean Bradfield) that's bleak."

Listen to Nicky Wire and Sean Moore talk about their 10 favourite songs from their back catalogue

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