Manics 'Using Richey Edwards' Lyrics'

by | 05 November 2008

THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS have revealed they are working on anew album which features lyrics written by missing member Richey Edwards.

Edwards has been missing since February 1st 1995, with many people suspecting he committed suicide after his car was found abandoned near the Seven Bridge two weeks later.

However, since then people have claimed sightings in various places such as Goa and the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

A statement on the band's website said all the songs on their ninth album feature lyrics "left to us by Richey".

"Musically, in many ways it feels like a follow up to The Holy Bible but there is also an acoustic side - tender, romantic, nihilism, Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky-esque," it read, adding that the record "celebrates the genius of his words".

The band said they are hoping to release the follow-up to their last album SEND IN THE TIGERS by next April or May.



05/11/2008 11:25:10


Contactmusic

Tags: Manic Street Preachers

Advertisement

More Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers Named Most Lyrically Diverse As 'Futurology' Released

A tasty chunk of news for the music nerds: Manic Street Preachers have been found to be the most lyrically diverse act in a study...

Manic Street Preachers - Walk Me to the Bridge Video

'Walk Me To The Bridge' is the new single from Manic Street Preachers' second consecutive album in two years 'Futurology', out on Columbia on July...

Sony Music Announce 'BBC Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Sony Music & BBC Worldwide have announced the release of 'Top Gear Driving Anthems', a triple CD album boasting 50 full throttle tracks of rock...

The Sun Comes Out For Manic Street Preachers At Portmeirion's Festival No 6

Manic Street Preachers brought this year's Festival No 6 to a highly anticipated and triumphant close: a true reward for all those who'd braced the...

Advertisement

A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-Titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to...

Listen To The New Manic Street Preachers Single 'Show Me The Wonder'

Manic Street Preachers return this Autumn with their first studio album since 2010. 'Rewind The Film' is released on 16th September 2013 for Columbia...

A Week In Music, Manic Street Preachers Get Nostalgic, DJ Muggs Returns Solo And Thom Yorke Throws A Spotify Strop

A week in music videos... Manic Street Preachers teamed up with Richard Hawley for the nostalgic title track from their upcoming new album 'Rewind The...

Advertisement

Comments

Manic Street Preachers Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Manic Street Preachers

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All