By Alan Davies
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SUEDE release their new album Bloodsports next month.
THEIR eponymous debut album won the Mercury Music Prize in 1993.
Follow-up Dog Man Star is regarded by fans and critics as their masterpiece.
After the departure of guitarist Bernard Butler, glam-pop-rock third album Coming Up was a huge commerical success, spawning five top 10 singles.
But the band imploded after the release of Head Music and disappointing fifth LP A New Morning, which was a massive failure.
However, the hugely influential Suede are back with their first new material in 10 years.
The Britpop pioneers, including Welwyn Garden City-born bass guitarist Mat Osman, release sixth studio album Bloodsports on March 18. Their new single is entitled It Starts And Ends With You.
Album track Barriers is already available as a free download via the band’s website www.suede.co.uk
Lead singer Brett Anderson said: “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 its 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 10 furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise. ”
The full track listing is: Barriers; Snowblind; It Starts And Ends With You; Sabotage; For The Strangers; Hit Me; Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away; What Are You Not Telling me?; Always and Faultlines.
Suede are also set to play a one-off show at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday, March 30.
This gig follows a triumphant series of shows since their reformation, including major festivals and venues such as The O2 in London, Brixton Academy and the Royal Albert Hall.