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Manic Street Preachers nominated for new Welsh Music Prize

Manic Street Preachers have been nominated for the newly established Welsh Music Prize. 

The country specific award was created to celebrate the best in contemporary music from Wales and a shortlist of 12 albums, which includes some huge names, was released this week. 

The 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next' stars have been recognised for their latest album, 'Postcards From A Young Man', and will compete against Funeral For A Friend's 'Welcome Home Armegeddon', The Joy Formidable's 'The Big Roar' and The Blackout's 'Hope'. 

The winner will be crowned in October during the SWN Festival in Cardiff and tickets for the Manics' recently announced one-off singles concert are now on sale to the general public. 

Watch a recent interview with Nicky Wire of the Manics here: