Intimate new Manics book planned

Manic Street Preachers bass player Nicky Wire has signed a new book deal, to begin with an intimate view of the band.

Manic Street Preachers bass player Nicky Wire has always been slightly more literate than your average rock star. It may be taken slightly out of context, but as the lyricist himself once put it: 'Libraries gave us power'.

Having spent twenty years in the public eye, producing countless hit singles and several seminal albums, Nicky Wire is now set to complete his first books.

The lyricist has signed a deal with Faber, who will publish two books from the songwriter. The first part of the deal includes the forthcoming title 'Death of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album'.

For more than two decades Nicky Wire has kept a deeply personal record of Manic Street Preachers. From their days in Blackwood applying a stencil to their mums' blouses to the present day no stone was left unturned.

Resulting in a collection of more than 1000 polaroids, the photos tell the story of one of Britain's most unique rock groups. Detailing their story in an extremely intimate manner, the photos will show life behind the public demeanour of Manic Street Preachers.

Moving from the outrage of 'Generation Terrorists' to the despair of 'The Holy Bible' the book follows the band beyond this as they struggled to cope without Richey Edwards. Finding a form of acceptance from the mainstream, the book concludes with the making of last year's triumphant set 'Postcards From A Young Man'.

A rich, visual biography 'Death of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album' is set to be released in November. Watch an interview with Nicky Wire talking about the book below...

Nicky Wire introduces Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album from FaberBooks on Vimeo.


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