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A Design For The Good Life - Daily Mirror Northern Ireland, 26th May 2018

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Title: A Design For The Good Life
Publication: Daily Mirror Northern Ireland
Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Writer: Nathan Hanna & Shauna Corr



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Changed City Streets Ahead Of What It Used To Be

James Dean Bradfield has admitted he’s been “startled” by Belfast’s transformation.

The frontman first visited the city with the Manic Street Preachers nearly 30 years ago.

The singer-songwriter told the Mirror: “The first time we did a gig here was 1991, and of course we have seen Belfast absolutely completely change. When you first travel into Belfast and you haven’t been here for three or four years, you realise things change all the time.

“From my memory of Belfast in 1991 to seeing what it’s like in

2018 is quite startling really.”

And for any aspiring musicians out there, James offered some statistics that prove just how hard you have to work to make it in the business.

The 49-year-old explained: “When you’re making a record or an album, I think you probably start at like 10.30am in the morning and you probably finish about two in the morning, so when you’re doing a record it’s anything between 15 to 18 hours a day, Monday to Friday.”