By John Curley
The Manic Street Preachers have been promoting their latest album, Postcards From A Young Man, by playing live sessions on several music radio stations in the UK.
They recently performed a session for XFM London for a small audience of fans. They were interviewed by XFM DJ Steve Harris and answered some questions from the fans present. It was an excellent session, and a must-listen for Manics fans. The tracks performed in the XFM London session were “(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love,” “Some Kind Of Nothingness,” “Tsunami,” and “Faster.” To hear the session, go to http://www.xfm.co.uk/onair/sessions/an-evening-with-manic-street-preachers and then click on the individual audio links.
The Manics did a live video session for Absolute Radio. The tracks performed for that session were “(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love” and “You Stole The Sun From My Heart.” This session will only be available on the Absolute Radio site until Wednesday, September 22nd. To watch the session, go to http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/player/Manic-Street-Preachers/8290/Live-session.html.
The Manics also did a session for BBC Radio 2 on DJ Simon Mayo’s show. They played “(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love” and a cover of The Small Faces’ “All Or Nothing.” To hear the session, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tq0xp#p00b2kf4 and the scroll down to the audio player directly under “Music and featured items.” The audio player is cued up to the start of the Manics’ session. The session, which also includes an interview, is about 16 minutes in length. There are four days left from today (Sunday, September 19th) to listen to the Manics’ BBC Radio 2 session.
The Manics’ UK tour starts on September 29th in Glasgow and runs through November 1st. The Manics’ full tour dates can be found on their MySpace page.