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New Manics Album Will Be "Heavy Metal Tamla Motown"
Ben Hewitt , July 17th, 2009 07:34

Nick Wire promises "different" direction

Manic Street Preachers lynchpin Nicky Wire has promised that the follow up to Journal Of Plague Lovers, which they released this year, will see the band move in a very different direction.

Speaking to XFM, Wire said the new album would be "Heavy metal Tamla Motown.Van Halen playing The Supremes! I know there's a lot of creativity in us and obviously because I didn't write lyrics on the last record, I've got tons of words done."

He added: "I know we're not gonna be short of material, but obviously it's got to be different to Journal For Plague Lovers."

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