Suede’s Brett Anderson: ‘We won’t be pressured into releasing new material’

Singer 'hopeful' about band's future ahead of tonight's (July 17) headline slot at Latitude Festival

Brett Anderson has insisted that Suede will not bow to pressure from fans to release any new material.

Earlier this year, the reformed ’90s band confirmed they were writing new songs, but said no one would hear them unless they were “outstanding”.

Now speaking ahead of the group’s headline set at Latitude Festival tonight (July 17), Anderson has said that the band would need to rediscover their old “magic” before they’d consider releasing new material.


“We’re gonna try and write a new Suede album, but if the magic’s not there, no one will hear it, that’s the truth,” he told BBC 6Music.

“I don’t want us to put a record out just because people want us to, if it’s not right then it’s not right.”

After playing their final scheduled UK date tonight, Suede will kick off an Asian tour later this month, finishing up at Summer Sonic festival in Japan next month (August 14).

Anderson said he is hopeful the band can carry on past this summer’s festivals.

“I’d like to think there’s a future for the band. I think realistically unless we make a new album I don’t really see that there’s much future in going round and playing the same set from the ’90s year after year,” the frontman concluded.


Anderson is due to release his new solo album ‘Black Rainbows’ on September 26. It will be preceded by a single, ‘Brittle Heart’, on August 15.


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