Manic Street Preachers to unveil new track this Friday on BBC Radio Wales

The specially-composed and never-before-heard instrumental will air as part of the station's annual celebration of Welsh music

A never-before-heard track by Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers will be broadcast this Friday (19 April) as part of BBC Radio Wales Music Day, the station’s annual celebration of Welsh music.

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The veteran band, who formed in 1986, recorded and produced the instrumental tune especially for Radio Wales, which will play it on various shows throughout the day.

Manics members James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their tenth album, 2010’s Postcards From a Young Man, and recently revealed on Twitter that one of the new album’s tracks, Four Lonely Roads, will feature guest vocals from Cate Le Bon.

Their last release was 2011’s best-of collection National Treasures – the Complete Singles, and the group is due to make its return to live performance in Wales this September at Festival No 6 in Portmeirion.

In addition to the Manics, BBC Radio Wales Music Day will feature the broadcast of a Charlotte Chuch concert recently recorded at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.

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Watch a trailer for the station’s celebratory event below: