In our new issue, Q335 out now, we review – and speak backstage with – the Manic Street Preachers’ as they played a hometown show at the end of March.
Headlining in Cardiff, Q’s Keith Cameron watched the band play a career-spanning set and spoke with the group about various phases and fanbases the band have enjoyed over the years.
“The first thing I’m aware of when I come offstage now is that to plot a path through one of our own concerts, let alone our history, is really difficult,” admits frontman James Dean Brafield.
“To come out of the acoustic section into Archives Of Pain? That is just fucking bizarre. We come to realise it was a miracle we ever sold as many records as we did... Thank God it still feels right.”