Manic Street Preachers
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1986
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Manic Street Preachers

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Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Wales and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion). They are often colloquially known as…

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Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)
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Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)
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Everything Must Go
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Everything Must Go
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Australia
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Australia
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A Design For Life
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A Design For Life
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Motorcycle Emptiness
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Motorcycle Emptiness
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La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
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La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
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Futurology
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Futurology
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Take The SkinHEads Bopwling
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Take The SkinHEads Bopwling
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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
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Kevin Carter
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Kevin Carter
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You Love Us
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You Love Us
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You Stole The Sun From My Heart
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You Stole The Sun From My Heart
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Before I Leave
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Before I Leave
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Together Stronger
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Together Stronger
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Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
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Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
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Some Kind Of Nothingness (feat. Ian McCulloch)
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Some Kind Of Nothingness (feat. Ian McCulloch)
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From Despair To Where
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From Despair To Where
Playlists featuring Manic Street Preachers
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
The Story of Indie
The Story of Indie


Upcoming Events

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May
Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals and Public Service Broadcasting
Liberty Stadium, Swansea, UK
9
Jul
Manic Street Preachers
Eden Project, St. Austell, UK
15
Jul
Manic Street Preachers, Kodaline, Jurassic 5, Everything Everything, Mystery Jets, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Wilkinson, Swim Deep, Neck Deep, We Are the Ocean, Young Fathers, Jack Savoretti, SOAK, Basement, DMA'S, Lonely the Brave, Dimension, Moose Blood, Fickle Friends, Sundara Karma, Blossoms, Gnarwolves, Rat Boy, VANT, Beach Baby, The Magic Gang, Public Access T.V., Pretty Vicious, Samm Henshaw, The Big Moon, Formation, Norman Jay MBE, Get Inuit, The Amazons, Jodie Abacus, We're No Heroes, Louis Berry, Tax The Heat, Happy Accidents, OhBoy! and Esther Joy Lane
Hill Farm, Oxford, UK
27
Aug
Manic Street Preachers, Mark Ronson, Editors, Milky Chance, Travis, Echo & The Bunnymen, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Coral, Ash, Will Young, Levellers, Space, Emmy the Great, The Selecter, Jack Savoretti, Oscar and Georgie
Unknown venue, Portsmouth, UK

Past BBC Events

2014 T in the Park
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014-07-11T23:17:32
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Jul
2014
2014 T in the Park

2014 T in the Park

17:00
Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2014-06-26T23:17:32
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26
Jun
2014
2014 Glastonbury

2014 Glastonbury

12:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton
Manic Street Preachers 6 Music Live at Maida Vale
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2013-10-17T23:17:32
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Oct
2013
Manic Street Preachers 6 Music Live at Maida Vale

Manic Street Preachers 6 Music Live at Maida Vale

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2013 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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London
2013-09-08T23:17:32
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2013
2013 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

2013 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

London
2013 BBC Introducing Masterclass
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Belfast
Glasgow
London
Salford
Cardiff
2013-03-21T23:17:32
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Mar
2013
2013 BBC Introducing Masterclass

2013 BBC Introducing Masterclass

10:00
Belfast

Latest Manic Street Preachers News

  • Manic Street Preachers rock the Millennium Stadium in 2002
    Manic Street Preachers rock the Millennium Stadium in 2002
    Remember when the Manics rocked the Millennium Stadium before Wales' famous win over Italy in 2002?
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    The journey of Wales' Euro 2016 song
    How the Manic Street Preachers' Euro 2016 anthem has its roots in a film about Vietnam-bound soldiers drinking in a Pittsburgh bar.
  • Wire on Manics' Wales Euro 2016 anthem
    Wire on Manics' Wales Euro 2016 anthem
    Fans hear Manic Street Preachers' official anthem for Wales' appearance at Euro 2016 for the first time. Bass player Nicky Wire says it was a "bucket list moment" to record it
  • The 10 secrets of a perfect album
    The 10 secrets of a perfect album
    How to make a musical masterpiece, according to Radio 4's Mastertapes series

Manic Street Preachers Biography

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Wales and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics." After the release of their first single, "Suicide Alley", Richey Edwards joined the band as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band proclaimed their debut album Generation Terrorists would be the "greatest rock album ever" and hoped to sell sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal", after which they would split up. Despite the album's failure to meet this level of success, the band carried on with their career.

The group later became a trio when Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Bradfield, Moore and Wire went on to gain critical and commercial success. The band have released twelve albums and three compilations, Forever Delayed, Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers) and National Treasures – The Complete Singles. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery, critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" and a furious rock sound gained them a loyal following over the years and assured them a cult status. The band's later albums retained a leftist politicisation and intellectual lyrical style while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. To date, they have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

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