Show Me The Wonder hitmakers Manic Street Preachers want to make ''the biggest rock record ever''.

The Welsh trio have just released their 12th album, Futurology, and now they're thinking about their next project.

Speaking to NME, bassist Nicky Wire said: ''I think we all know deep in ourselves that there is only one record left to make and that's the biggest f***ing rock record ever.

''It's Zeppelin, it's the Pistols, it's [debut album] Generation Terrorists, but bigger.

''That's a long way off. But I think we know that's what's left; to raise the scales to an enormous level.''

When asked if the band are happy with their new album, he added: "It's ludicrous in its ambition. We're trying to talk about abstract art movements in a f***ing three-minute pop song, and there's so much eastern Russian stuff in there on songs like, Black Square and Mayakovsky.

''It's got the same ridiculous ambition as Generation Terrorists but it's more cultured. It has that intent though, it's got the post-punk jaggedness of The Holy Bible, but it merges that with the retro-futurism we've always been obsessed with.''