A MAN’S family are worried he will never find a partner due to his love of stolid alt-rockers the Manic Street Preachers.
Nathan Muir is one of the few people who can name the band’s drummer and owns their entire back catalogue, including the latest album which nobody noticed them releasing.
Muir’s mum Helen said: “Nathan hasn’t had a girlfriend in ages. I couldn’t understand why, but then I realised there’s something about the Manics that puts women off.
“Maybe it’s the earnestness, the dated punk sloganeering, the angst about things that aren’t entirely clear? Also I think a 39-year-old man wearing a ‘Generation Terrorists’ top sends out all the wrong signals.
“All credit to them for their solidly crafted anthemic rock, but I’m going to have to get Nathan into Radiohead or something if I ever want to have grandchildren.”
Muir said: “I’m sorry, but if a woman doesn’t think A Design For Life is the greatest song ever written and doesn’t listen to it four times a day I don’t see how the relationship could ever work.”