We're excited to be joined by Nicky Wire from the @Manics later who'll be taking over this Twitter account. Send questions tagged #nmemanics
@georgiaetaylor: What is your favourite song to play live?
@emptys0uls: What books/films do you think are essential reading/watching?
At the moment Red Or Dead by David Peace. Also The Words by Sartre & The Rebel by Camus
@CombineArvester: Favourite new band at the moment?
Georgia Ruth - a Welsh krautrock harpist and Telegram - the singer reminds me of Julian Cope
@notpauloricardo: What basses did you favor when recording the new album?
A 1970s very brown Guild
@KB2X: What is your favourite live venue in the UK
The Social in London, Cardiff University Great Hall & Glasgow King Tuts
@littlebabyfran: Best support band you toured with?
Mogwai, British Sea Power & Peace (Can't resist singing along to Lovesick)
@JMilsom: Any songs you refuse to play live ever again?
The Love Of Richard Nixon... and a few more
@lenchik3000: Have you got the favourite MSP lyric Nicky?
"If I can shoot rabbits/then I can shoot fascists"
@m0drnmoonlight: Favorite song by The Who?
'So Sad About Us'
@Sonic_shoegazer: Nicky what is your favourite album artwork? Also Manics...?
What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye. Manics is Send Away The Tigers
@hawkmoon_: What's your favorite Manics video?
I would say Empty Souls, Show Me The Wonder and You Love Us
@hyper_steph: What's the worse part of touring?
When it ends!
@Robertooo95: Who is your favourite British band of the last 10 years?
That would be The Horrors
@AidenStanden: Weirdest gift you've received from a fan?
Hand-written letters in blood. That was a long time ago.
@wewerenevertold: What eyeliner do you think works the best? I've tried so many.
I stick with Rimmel dark kohl
@MayaWills: How many feather boas do you currently own?
They're all on my mic stand. At least 35.
@4evermanics: Favourite The Horrors song?
That would have to be 'You Said' from Skying
Thanks for all your questions, see you on tour in September. Stay beautiful! - NW