Manic Street Preachers have shared the trailer for their new documentary Truth & Memory, captured by longtime collaborator Kieran Evans.
The Welsh legends' new documentary shares unseen footage from their This Is My Truth tour, and arrives hot on the heels of their December 2018 20th anniversary reissue release for This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours.
Truth & Memory features unseen interviews, live sessions, and behind the scenes clips, all put together by Kieran Evans, who is responsible for a large majority of the Manics' visual content.
Speaking about the new documentary, Kieran Evans explains, “It all started on a wintry October day last year with me taking delivery of a plastic bag full of VHS and DV tapes shot by photographer Mitch Ikeda and Wire, a jumble of audio cassettes and mini-discs and a large selection of photos and polaroids. The initial plan was for me to make a fifteen minute short with a rule to only use material from October 1997 through to November 1998. The VHS and DV tapes probably hadn’t been viewed for over fifteen years and there was little info on what each one contained. I spent weeks scrolling through videotapes so as to discover what might have been captured during those times and what might be usable.
He adds, “There was clearly no real plan to what Mitch and Wire shot over this period other than to make a record of those times, be it recording Tolerate in Rockfield Studios to seeing thousands of fans queuing in Cardiff for a midnight album signing of TIMTTMY or to capturing a bizarre promo trip in Spain. There are no new interviews or footage of the band in Truth & Memory. It’s just their voices captured on tape or cassette at the time, music recorded through a camera mic or a desk mix, the quality of the footage in places is lo-res, the sound a bit hit and miss in parts.”
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours topped the charts when released back in 1998, and went on to secure the group's BRIT Award for Best Album.