“He’d obviously be played by Nicolas Cage,” says Suede frontman Brett Anderson when considering the ideal actor for the role of bassist Mat Osman in the band’s biopic. “I always thought that Carla Bruni would make a good Neil,” Osman replies. “They’ve got exactly the same hair. Actually, Melania Trump.”
And what about Brett? “I don’t know. Peter Egan?”
Watch our full ‘In Conversation’ video interview with Suede above
From the unwitting but revolutionary forefathers of Britpop to the imperial and experimental comeback kings you see before you today, the tale of Suede is one you can never second guess. The next scene in their movie, the lush, adventurous but haunting world of eighth album ‘The Blue Hour’, is another staggering left turn. This time, it’s “set in a rural landscape, on the hard shoulder of the motorway, among the B-roads and among the rubbish that’s been fly-tipped. It’s set by a chain link fence with a dead badger lying rotting in the ground.”
“I wanted it to be about vulnerability and fear,” Anderson continues. “A lot of it is told from a child’s point of view.”
Watch above as the band talk to us about avoiding platitudes, the emotional journey of the new record, living outside of the shadow of their legacy, their current tastes, their plans for the future, and what it means to be Suede in 2018.
Suede release ‘The Blue Hour’ on September 21.
The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets are available here. They will be joined by The Horrors.
Friday October 12 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Saturday October 13 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Sunday October 14 – DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre