Iconic rock bandManic Street Preachers have signed a worldwide publishing deal, covering their future songwriting, with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. The band are set to release their thirteenth album, Resistance Is Futile, in April.
Mike Smith, Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK concludes: “The Manic Street Preachers have been part of my life since seeing them for the first time in Kingston Poly in 1990. They combined attitude, lyrical potency, melodic purity and sheer power and I have loved them ever since. During my time at Columbia, I was fortunate to make three albums with them as well as work on solo records from James and Nicky. It was a dream come true to finally get to work with them. Now, in 2018, I am so proud to be looking after their songwriting career at a point when I firmly believe they are delivering some of their greatest work.”
Manic Street Preachers are a multimillion selling, award winning rock band from Wales consisting of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore. They’ve released 12 studio albums and hold the record for the most consecutive UK Top 40 hit singles.
The band released their debut album, Generation Terrorists, in 1992 and it went on to sell more than 250,000 copies.
In 1996, they released their third album, Everything Must Go, which was a huge commercial and critical success, debuting at Number Two in the UK charts. It went on to spend a whole year in the Top Five and has since gone Triple Platinum. The album was shortlisted for the 1996 Mercury Prize and won the band two BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album. Globally, the album has sold more than two million copies and is considered to be one of the finest releases of the 1990s.
The band’s next album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours hit the top spot on release in 1998. It also spawned their first Number One single with the global smash ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’. The Manics again won Best British Band and Album at the 1999 BRIT Awards and, incredibly, won every single category they were eligible for at that year’s NME Awards, including Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video.
The band has gone on to release another seven studio albums, six of which have been top five hits. Their last release, 2014’s Futurology, debuted at number two in the UK and received widespread critical acclaim, being placed on a number of ‘Album of the Year’ lists.
In November, the band announced that their thirteenth studio album, Resistance Is Futile, will be released in April 2018.