Vive la résistance! On the cover of your latest edition of Music Week are rock heroes the Manic Street Preachers.
As they gear up for the release of new album Resistance Is Futile, Nicky Wire, manager Martin Hall, publisher Mike Smith and Sony execs Rob Stringer and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton take us inside the campaign and explain the band’s enduring appeal.
Unsurprisingly, after 31 years in the game, it’s quite a story.
We go from rock heroes to an indie hero in the form of new AIM boss Paul Pacifico.
Here, he gives his first major interview since taking over at the Association Of Independent Music, and explains his vision for the independent sector. Rest assured, he’s not pulling any punches…
Elsewhere, we hit the shop floor in legendary record emporium Banquet in Kingston and get the lowdown on the future of independent retail.
In the news section, Jane Dyball sets out her masterplan for the new-look MPA Group, while we’ve got big stories from Because Music and George Ezra.
As well as all that, John Oates reveals the secrets behind Hall & Oates’ Out Of Touch in Hitmakers, Halifax trio The Orielles crash-land in On The Radar and Glassnote's Daniel Glass shares some life lessons in The Aftershow.
Plus, there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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