Suede unveil video for new track ‘Barriers’ – watch

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Suede have unveiled a video for their new track ‘Barriers’ – scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The low-key video, shot in black and white, shows the band performing the song in a rehearsal room. ‘Barriers’, given away as a free download yesterday (January 7), is the first track to be heard from the band’s new album ‘Bloodsports’, which is due in March. An official single, titled ‘It Starts And Ends With You’, will precede the album in February.

Speaking about ‘Barriers’ recently, frontman Brett Anderson told NME: “After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. ‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely.”

Discussing the album, the band’s first in 11 years, Anderson added: “[It’s] called ‘Bloodsports’. It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we ever made but certainly is the most satisfying. It’s 10 furious songs have reclaimed for me what Suede was always about: drama, melody and noise.”

To coincide with the release of the album, Suede have announced a huge London show at Alexandra Palace. The band will headline at the prestigious venue on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are available now.

To check the availability of Suede tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.