Nicky Wire has told Q that Manic Street Preachers are working on a bold new album.
The bassist was speaking after winning Q Classic Album at yesterday's (22 October) Q Awards for Generation Terrorists.
"We've got to really excite and stimulate ourselves and our fans," he declared, adding that the band are well on their way to completing a new record.
"We've got lots of songs done, one is very European-sounding, one is very delicate and folktronic. I think we'll leave it another year because people need to feel like we've been away a bit."
He also paused to dedicate the award for their debut album to his old bandmate Richey Edwards.
"I remember me and Richey sitting down and writing lyrics together, it was such a special and intense relationship that we had," he recalled. "To come from the same little school in Wales and live out your dream. We wrote the myth and then we lived it out! Usually it's the other way around."
Watch the full video interview above, including the band's memories of making their debut album 20 years ago.
Watch backstage video interviews with the 2012 Q Awards winners and presenters now at YouTube.com/QMagazine.
4:15 PM | 23/10/2012
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