Manic Street Preachers think singles are over

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2011
Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers believe the concept of a big ''hit single'' is now a thing of the past

Manic Street Preachers think releasing singles is a thing of the past.

The Welsh rockers believe the music industry has changed massively since their inception in the late 1980s and they no longer think bands want to achieve a "big" charting track.

Bassist Nicky Wire said: "It's something we feel is probably over, the idea of having massive hit singles- unless something dramatically changes in life, it's probably at an end. The single is no more, as such, from what we grew up with anyway, let's face it, it's a different dimension.

"There are no guitar bands in the charts really, if you look at the top 40. You've got to come to terms with that at some point."

The 'Postcards from a Young Man' hitmakers are preparing for the rlease of a 38-track singles collection and think they have "earned" the right to title the compilation 'National Treasures'.

Nicky added to NME magazine: "It is really cheeky, isn't it? I had thought about it for a year or so. It is half-cosy and half just a p**s take as loads of people hate us.

"It just seemed to fit to everything really well, and I think we've earned the right."

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The anthemic Welsh rockers return to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Everything Must Go.

Birmingham Arena

Fri 27 Apr 2018

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First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 2 May 2018

£37.70–£48.70 / 0844 248 1585

Manchester Arena

Sat 28 Apr 2018

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