Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers - still going strong after however many albums now - are planning to release a special Christmas single later this year. Around Christmas, we'd wager.
The band are touring in December, so expect said release to drop around the same time as the band are driving about the country, stopping only to belt out 'Motorcycle Emptiness', and whatever other songs they play these days. 'Australia', maybe, or that one where Nicky Wire jumps rope. Does he still do that?
Says singer James Dean Bradfield of the Christmas single (as told to BBC 6Music):
"I think we've got more of a sense of humour than people realise. We regard [Christmas singles] as a great, great tradition.
"The way it reads is a bit funny at the moment. We've got to decide what we're going to do with it. We've always got lots of little plans and dreams - one of is to do a Christmas single."_
The band's December dates are as follows:
2 Aberdeen Music Hall
3 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
5 Manchester Central
6 Cardiff CIA
8 Birmingham NIA
9 Bournemouth BIC
11 + 12 London Brixton Academy
14 Brighton Brighton Centre