Suede have posted fresh track 'Barriers' online - their first blast of new material in ten years.
Amidst the morass of Britpop re-unions, Suede's reformation is more welcome than most. As with the rest of their career, the British group have handled the re-union with a palpable sense of style and grace lending an emotional tone to their recent shows.
Confirming plans to record new material, Brett Anderson began hinting that something new was set to be released last week. Posting on a fan forum, the singer appeared to unveil lyrics from an unreleased track.
Now Suede have broken cover. This morning (January 7th) the band granted the exclusive first play of new track 'Barriers' to 6Music before placing the song on their site as a free download.
Here's Brett Anderson: “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 of it enough just to chuck it out there and thought that it's pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely . The album is 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've ever made but certainly the most satisfying. It's ten furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise.”
The group are working on a full studio album - watch out for more details on this shortly.
Suede have also confirmed a one off show:
30 London Alexandra Palace