Suede Biography

Suede are an English alternative rock band from London, formed in 1989. The group's most prominent early line-up was Brett Anderson (singer), Bernard Butler (guitarist), Mat Osman (bass guitarist) and Simon Gilbert (drummer). By 1992, Suede were described as "The Best New Band in Britain", and attracted much attention from the British music press. The following year their debut album Suede, went to the top of the charts by becoming the fastest-selling debut album in almost ten years. The album won the Mercury Music Prize and helped foster Britpop as a musical genre. However, the band's lush follow-up, Dog Man Star (1994), showed Suede distancing itself from its Britpop peers. Although it is often regarded as the band's masterpiece, the recording sessions for Dog Man Star were fraught with difficulty, and ended with Butler departing the band after confrontations with Anderson and musical differences with the rest of the band. Its sales suffered due to these events, however it was met with a generally enthusiastic reception on release and has, over time been lauded with universal acclaim from critics.

In 1996, following the recruitment of Richard Oakes and later keyboard player Neil Codling, Suede went on to greater commercial success with Coming Up. The album reached number one in the UK, producing five top ten singles and became Suede's biggest-selling album worldwide. In 1997, Anderson became addicted to crack and heroin. Despite problems within the band, Suede's fourth album Head Music (1999) was a British chart-topper. The album was promoted heavily with the band receiving considerable press coverage on its release, however it garnered a mixed reaction dividing fans and critics alike. Suede's fifth album, A New Morning (2002), the first after the collapse of Nude Records, was a commercial disappointment, and the group disbanded the following year. After much speculation Suede reformed in 2010 for a series of concerts. Three years on from their reunion gigs, Suede released their sixth album, Bloodsports, on 18 March 2013. The album was well received by critics and returned the band to the top ten in the UK.

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Suede debut new track at Teenage Cancer Trust show

Suede debut new track at 'Dog Man Star' 20th anniversary show for Teenage Cancer Trust

The band also performed their classic second album in full

  • Mar 31, 2014

Suede announced Record Store day release

The band will put out 'Let Go' on 7-inch

  • Mar 14, 2014

Suede announce Forest Live gigs

The Britpop band will headline two outdoor gigs this summer

  • Feb 3, 2014

Brett Anderson reveals Suede are working on a new album

Frontman says the group's last album 'Bloodsports' proves they are still relevant

  • Jan 30, 2014

Suede temporarily enlist former Elastica drummer Justin Welch

The band's sticksman Simon Gilbert has contracted tuberculosis

  • Jun 19, 2013

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Suede Reviews

Suede - 'Hit Me'

Suede - 'Hit Me'

More of the same - don't ever change, Brett

  • May 24, 2013

Suede

Alexandra Palace, London, Saturday, March 30

  • Apr 22, 2013

Suede - 'Bloodsports'

Brett Anderson and co revisit past glories for a sixth album full of trademark trashy glamour and daft pop

  • Mar 18, 2013

Suede – 'It Starts And Ends With You'

Packs a decade’s worth of lost hooks into four rushing minutes

  • Feb 14, 2013

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Hop Farm Festival, Kent, July 1

  • Jul 13, 2012

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