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Manic Street Preachers Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of “The Holy Bible” With Special Film Screening

"BePure-BeVigilant-Behave" to be screened in London on 30th August 2024

Jun 16, 2024

Manic Street Preachers celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Holy Bible” with a special, one-off film screening of “BePure-BeVigilant-Behave” on 30th August. More

Feb 06, 2024

Manic Street Preachers announce 20th Anniversary Edition of “Lifeblood”. More

Manic Street Preachers and Suede Announce Co-Headline UK Tour

The two bands will play seven dates together next summer

Oct 06, 2023

​Manic Street Preachers and Suede announce co-headline UK tour for summer 2024. More

Watch Elton John, Weyes Blood, CHVRCHES, Billy Nomates, and Other Highlights from Glastonbury 2023

Plus Caroline Polachek, Manic Street Preachers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Young Fathers, Hot Chip, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, and More

Jun 26, 2023

If you missed the Glastonbury Music Festival this last weekend, never fear. This is your one-stop shop for many of the performances, including highlights from Elton John, Weyes Blood, CHVRCHES, Billy Nomates, Caroline Polachek, Manic Street Preachers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Young Fathers, and many others. More

Sep 13, 2022

Suede and Manic Street Preachers, two iconic British bands who came to prominence in the 1990s, have announced a joint North American co-headlining tour. Over the decades neither band has toured America all that regularly. More

Jul 05, 2022

Welsh band Manic Street Preachers have released a new covers compilation album today via Sony. The album, aptly titled Covers, includes a studio version of their cover of Madonna’s 1983 song “Borderline.” Back in April, they debuted the cover as a live performance as part of their BBC 6 Music concert. More

Feb 10, 2022

Despite the tendency of age to reveal those memories of disillusioned youth as the romantically futile shams they happen to be, something about feeling young and clever retains its appeal far beyond the realization that no one ever really is. Not since The Smiths dropped The Queen is Dead in 1986 had a musical group conveyed the excessive, borderline literate bedroom anguish and adolescent radicalism that Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers did in their time, lending a fresh voice to the vacuous realm of high school alienation. More

Manic Street Preachers Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song “Orwellian”

The Ultra Vivid Lament Due Out September 3 via Columbia/Sony

May 13, 2021

Manic Street Preachers have announced a new album, The Ultra Vivid Lament, and shared its first single, “Orwellian.” They have also announced some UK tour dates. More

Watch Björk, The Breeders, LUMP, and Gwenno Perform on “Later… with Jools Holland”

Björk's First TV Performance in 8 Years; Plus Manic Street Preachers

May 22, 2018

Björk released a new album, Utopia, last year via One Little Indian. Earlier tonight she appeared on the long running BBC music show Later… with Jools Holland, where various musicians take turns in the round, performing in a TV studio in front of a live audience. More

Manic Street Preachers Shares Video for “Hold Me Like a Heaven”

Resistance Is Futile Out Now via Shornday/The Orchard

May 04, 2018

Welsh band Manic Street Preachers released a new album, Resistance Is Futile, last month via Shornday/The Orchard. Now they have shared a video for one of its songs, “Hold Me Like a Heaven.” Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming U.K. festival dates. More

Watch: Manic Street Preachers Make Long Awaited U.S. TV Debut on “Late Late Show”

Performed Classic Song "A Design For Life" on James Corden's Show

May 01, 2015

Welsh band Manic Street Preachers have had hit records in their native U.K. but have never really made a huge impact in America, so I suppose it makes sense that despite having released their debut album in 1992 the trio has never performed on an American TV show before. More

Manic Street Preachers Announce U.S. Release and Tour

Journal For Plague Lovers Due Out September 15th Followed by Fall Tour

Jul 28, 2009

Welsh band Manic Street Preachers are all set to release Journal for Plague Lovers stateside on September 15th with a U.S. tour to follow. More


Manic Street Preachers on Their Forthcoming Co-Headlining U.S. Tour with Suede

James Dean Bradfield Discusses November's Joint Shows and the New Reissue of Know Your Enemy

Sep 27, 2022

Manic Street Preachers singer and guitarist James Dean Bradfield discusses their forthcoming U.S. tour with Suede, their recent reissue of Know Your Enemy, and more. More

Aug 25, 2021

Manic Street Preachers release their fourteenth album next month. Bass player and lyricist Nicky Wire gives us the lowdown on The Ultra Vivid Lament. More

Apr 14, 2015

As Britpop was taking off in 1994, the Welsh quartet Manic Street Preachers entered the marketplace with an acclaimed, dark classic of an album that exposed the raw nerves of the human experience. In this new interview bassist Nicky Wire discusses the band’s iconic 1994 album, The Holy Bible, as well as last year’s acclaimed album, Futurology. More

Manic Street Preachers

Betrothed Lyrics and Existential Questions

Oct 19, 2009

When Richey Edwards fled from London’s Embassy Hotel one February morning in 1995, he left behind a legacy, a myth, and a band of childhood friends who carried on without him, achieving greater success in the ensuing years than they’d had with their “minister of propaganda” in the fold. More

Aug 02, 2007

Initially starting as a foursome in their teens, Manic Street Preachers (vocalist/guitarist James Dean Bradfield, drummer Sean Moore, lyricist/bassist Nicky Wire, and rhythm guitarist Richey James Edwards) have been functioning as a trio since the unexplained disappearance of Edwards in 1995. More


Jul 16, 2024

Manic Street Preachers and Suede rolled back the years by playing glorious sets at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl last weekend More

Apr 15, 2024

Manic Street Preachers have often attempted to distance themselves from their stylized seventh album, Lifeblood. Haunted by a poor reaction from their followers and mainstream audiences, they hoped to seal it away and never speak of it again. More

Jul 03, 2023

Under the Radar went to Glastonbury for the biggest music festival of the year, and saw lots and lots of acts over the course of its five days. Here’s the best and the rest of our weekend. More

Jun 16, 2023

Under the Radar heads to Worthy Farm next week for the 2023 edition of Glastonbury Festival. Here’s a preview of what to expect! More

Dec 31, 2022

Suede hadn’t played America in over a decade, since their set at Coachella on April 16, 2011. And even in their 1990s heyday the Britpop band rarely played North America. More

Sep 07, 2022

“Things get clear,” sings James Dean Bradfield, three songs in, on “So Why So Sad.” A song that confused many fans at the time when first released as the joint-lead single off Manic Street Preachers’ sixth album, Know Your Enemy, and one that hasn’t featured in any of the band’s live sets for over a decade. More

Jun 04, 2022

The Killers’ eagerly anticipated “Imploding The Mirage” tour finally hits the UK in style! More

Oct 07, 2021

Manic Street Preachers wow Manchester with their first show in the city since 2019. More

Apr 06, 2018

Following on from a late-career flurry of brilliance with the 1-2 combo of melancholic Rewind the Film (2013) and the surging Futurology (2014), Blackwood, Wales’ finest have returned with an album that savvy bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire stated back in October 2017 would possibly never happen, their “creative juices” sapped by the endeavors of the aforementioned records. More

Jun 14, 2016

Where Manic Street Preachers’ 1994 album The Holy Bible was a creative peak and a tragic chapter in their tale, 1996’s follow-up, Everything Must Go, vaulted beyond expectations to provide them with a brilliant new start rather than merely a happy ending. More

Aug 21, 2014

With their twelfth album and one of their best in years, Manic Street Preachers display a stylistic freedom that one might call reinvention if it didn’t still sound just like the Manics. More