Watch duo talking about their career as well as previously lost live footage
Suede are to reissue remastered versions of all five of their albums, with each containing a host of unreleased songs and video footage from across the band’s career.
Watch a new video interview with Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler speaking about the releases above, and scroll down to see what Anderson has called “the only footage in existence” of the band performing ‘We Are The Pigs’ live with Butler, at French venue the Casino De Paris in November 1993.
“My favourite bit of the video stuff is a great bit of footage of the original line-up, which obviously includes Bernard, doing songs from ‘Dog Man Star’ in Paris,” he told NME. “As far as I’m aware that’s the only footage in existence of him playing those songs live. Nobody’s seen it – I’ve seen it and a couple of other people have, and that’s it. It’s pretty raw, it’s camcorder footage but it’s really exciting. It sounds great.”
Meanwhile, Anderson also said that the reunited band – who do not feature Butler, despite being on good terms with him – are considering writing new material together.
“I’ve been thinking about writing a new Suede album, yeah. We’ve been talking about it. Me and Neil [Codling, keyboardist] have been ferreting away, doing stuff.” However, Anderson added: “There’s every possibility that no one will ever hear it. If I don’t think it’s absolutely amazing, then no one will hear it.”
The remastered and expanded reissues come out over a five-week period, starting on May 30. The release order is:
‘Suede’ (May 30)
‘Dog Man Star’ (June 6)
‘Coming Up’ (13)
‘Head Music’ (20)
‘A New Morning’ (27)
Among Anderson‘s favourite rare tracks on the resissues are a 1990 demo he made with former bandmember Justine Frischmann called ‘Just A Girl’, as well as a number of four-track demos of songs that would go onto feature on ‘Dog Man Star’. See Suede.co.uk for more information on the releases, along with the full tracklisting for each.
Watch live footage of Suede (with Bernard Butler) performing ‘We Are The Pigs’ at the Casino De Paris in November 1993 below.