Singer wants to follow-up new LP 'Bloodsports' and 'start a new chapter' for the band
Suede frontman Brett Anderson has revealed that he wants to release another “great record” with the band following the success of their most recent album, ‘Bloodsports’.
The LP was the band’s first in over 10 years and entered the Official UK Albums Chart at Number 10, giving them their first Top 10 hit since 1999’s ‘Head Music’. Now, speaking to the Daily Star, the singer hinted that the reformed Britpop band could carry on making music together.
Initially talking about former guitarist Bernard Butler, he said: “I’ve learned before, to my eternal regret, that if a creative relationship works you’re a fool to throw it away.” He then added: “So now Suede’s relationships work again, I’d like to think we could make another great record to follow this great record and start a new chapter for the band.”
Anderson also said that the band had benefited from adopting a more mature approach to performing music, stating: “We’re more focused and professional, which sounds really boring but it makes us better as we know how to channel our energy now. In the 90s, a gig was just another moment in the crazy carnival of our day. Now the shows are all we care about – I can’t be bothered with the other bullshit any more.
“I’ve done all that, and it’s a dull cliche anyway, which I’ll leave for new bands to find out for themselves,” he added. “We know our job is to play great shows, which seems unromantic and not very rock ‘n’ roll, but it means when we’re on stage there’s fireworks.”
Earlier this week, Anderson slated the state of the UK’s Top 40 after claiming that record companies “play safe” and said that they “can’t afford to nurture something interesting so music is made by committee”. Speaking in a recent issue of NME, meanwhile, he suggested that many of today’s alternative rockers are too careeriest in their motives.
“I think being in an alternative rock band has become a career over the years, sadly,” he said. “I never thought I was embarking on a career in 1989 – we didn’t think five days ahead, let alone five years. I don’t think a band nowadays would have the motivation to make a record like ‘Dog Man Star’ for their second album. We were always maverick, a bit ‘fuck you’ to the record label.”
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