Manic Street Preacher Nicky Wire is giving away the first taste of his solo material to fans as a Christmas present, by way of a one-day only download.

The track 'I Killed The Zeitgeist' is available as a download from the Manics official website

On Christmas Day only.

It's hoped that this is the first of many tracks from the Manics guitarist, with a whole album of solo material from Nicky seeing the light of day sometime in 2006.