17 September 2022
Who: Britpop glam champions from London
Active: 1989–2003, 2010–present
Albums: 9, new one included
Brett Anderson (frontman/songwriter): “Autofiction is our punk record.
No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and
fuck-ups revealed. The band themselves exposed in all their primal mess.”
NME says: “Brett Anderson and co. feel like a new band on their anger-injected
ninth album… This is a Suede record, so there are moments of aching majesty.
Autofiction finds the indie greats getting back in the garage to make a racket.
This is a band with a lust for life.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Suede were on their best when they went melodramatic,
even bombastic with massive crackers, like on their eponymous debut LP (1993)
and second one Dog Man Star (their solid gold 1994 masterpiece), with guitarist/co-songwriter Bernard Butler who left afterward. Without him they continued the way
they started with varying success. But this one is a total tour de force. Big tune after
big tune, anthem after anthem. Back to be the wild ones.
Singles: That Boy On The Stage / 15 Again / She Still Leads Me On
– THAT BOY ON THE STAGE –
(awesome live version)
– 15 AGAIN –
– SHE STILL LEADS ME ON –
Album in full via Spotify