Manic Street Preachers

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Manic Street Preachers review – engaged veterans still energised by the present
Honouring NHS workers, the Welsh trio’s show is anchored by current chart-topper The Ultra Vivid Lament but features hits and curveballs aplenty

Huw Baines

21, Sep, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Manic Street Preachers score first No 1 album in 23 years
In a dramatic revival of a 90s chart rivalry, the Welsh trio prevail over Steps with their album The Ultra Vivid Lament

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Manic Street Preachers: The Ultra Vivid Lament review – magic, melancholy and a debt to Abba
The Manics channel Benny and Björn in an album of mostly sparkling songcraft

Phil Mongredien

12, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Steve Brown, pop producer for Wham!, Manic Street Preachers and more, dies aged 65
Producer behind Wham!’s Club Tropicana and the Cult’s She Sells Sanctuary had suffered a short illness following a fall in December

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Jan, 2021 @12:09 PM

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James Dean Bradfield: 'I'm not sure musicians telling people who to vote for helps'
The Manic Street Preacher on protest music, Wales’s response to Covid-19 and why you party with ballet dancers at your peril

Jude Rogers

26, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Liam Gallagher leads wave of free concerts for NHS staff
The Script, Rick Astley and others also announce benefit shows to thank workers fighting coronavirus

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Apr, 2020 @4:22 PM

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Manic Street Preachers announce free arena show for NHS workers
Welsh band will also stage fundraising gig for NHS Wales ‘to show our appreciation, love and respect’ after coronavirus fight

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Apr, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Glastonbury defies coronavirus threat to announce lineup with Kendrick Lamar
Over 90 more names including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher have been announced for 50th-anniversary edition of the festival

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Gwenno up for 2018 Welsh music prize
Shortlist for this year’s prestigious award by a Welsh artist also includes lesser-known bands Toby Hay, Bryde and Astroid Boy

Laura Snapes

15, Oct, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Liam Gallagher, Jack White, Damon Albarn: how to grow old in rock
Festival lineups are filled with middle-aged stars and former headliners. But how can musicians stay relevant in a millennial music age?

Sam Wolfson

13, May, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Manic Street Preachers review – middle age and middling material dampens insurrection
The national treasures offered up a not-completely-satisfying mix of the magnificent, the obscure and the curiously judged

Malcolm Jack

26, Apr, 2018 @10:50 AM

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Manic Street Preachers: Resistance Is Futile review – still looking for answers

Damien Morris

15, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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