Manic Street Preachers Nicky Wire "Gutted" Over Single Failure
Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire, admitted he was “gutted” after one of their singles failed to break the top 40 when it was released in December last year. “Some Kind of Nothingness” peaked at number 44. This was the first time since 1991 when a single release did not make the top 40 for the band.
Speaking to Absolute Radio , Nicky Wire said: "I was quite distraught that 'Some Kind of Nothingness', our single, missed the Top 40. I was gutted."
Nicky Wire, despite being in a rock band said he still listens to the charts and takes a keen interest in who is doing what, though where his band is concerned he finds the whole process stressful.
"My excitement always turns into a real dose of fear when I'm waiting for a chart position or to find out whether the radio's going to play our record," he said. "It's like waiting for that envelope to drop through the door and see you've got a D in geography."
“Postcards from a Young Man’ will be the bands next release, and it is also the title track of their current album. In a recent interview with the NME, Nicky Wire described the record as their last attempt at mass communication.
The Manic Street Preachers are currently resting after a gruelling world tour. The band will soon be back in the studio recording new material and no doubt, embarking on another tour.
Meanwhile, no doubt Mr Wire will be keeping his fingers crossed for a top 40 break through on the next single.
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