Manic Street Preachers are a rock band formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Wales. Consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion). They are often affectionately known as “The Manics” by their fans. After the release of their first single “Suicide Alley” Richey Edwards joined the band as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band proclaimed their debut album Generation Terrorists would be the “greatest rock album ever” and hoped to sell sixteen million copies around the world after which they would split up. Despite the album’s failure to meet this level of success the band carried on with their career. The group later became a trio when Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Bradfield, Moore and Wire went on to gain critical and commercial success. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery, critical social lyrics about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” and a furious rock sound gained them a loyal following over the years and assured them a cult status. To date, they have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Over their career the Manics have headlined several festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading. They have won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards. The Manics were also nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1996 and 1999. The group have reached number 1 in the UK charts three times.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to the Manic Street Preachers. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from the Manic Street Preachers albums and most notable recordings.