On the Official Suede site last
weekend, 17th May 2003, Brett Anderson joined the band's admirers on
the Suede Forum and answered many questions. This is what he had to
say about the next group of songs and album.
Brett Anderson: "most of the
new material is more aggressive and less song based than anm. we're
spending a lot of time working on tracks that sound nothing like traditional
suede. there's a kind of electronic reggae thing called attitude,
an insane metallic robot march called golden gun and a punky thrash
called i don't need a high. i needed to write something as soulful
as anm at the time but now that's out of my system and it's time to
release the beast." (N.B. All talk was done inlower case.) This
is the 'Attitude' video live.
As I mentioned before, each
Suede album is different and I'm really excited to find out more about
the new music!
To commemorate the release
of their long-awaited singles collection, aptly named
Suede will be taking over the Institute Of Contemporary Art from Monday
22nd September for a week-long celebration of their illustrious career
as pop pioneers. To help things out here, this is the promo-video
of the single of 'Everything Will Flow'.
Suede will play five unique
concerts, each of them featuring a different Suede album in its entirety.
This will be the first time many of these songs have ever been performed
live in public - and almost certainly the only chance to hear some
of them ever. To make each night even more special, Suede will encore
with a selection of b-sides and rarities, chosen by the fans themselves
from the broad sweep of Suede's rich musical heritage.
This following video of "The
Wild Ones" is certainly a memorable moment, taken at The Phoenix
Festival in 1995. Just as the band were bringing the crowd back to
the delights of Suede and their new guitarist, the heavens cruelly
opened above them. Looking like a younger version of Bryan Ferry,
with the rain lashing about him, Brett stood at the foot of the stage,
with both arms raised above him. Suede were determined to make this their
night. And they did!
In addition to these very
special concerts, the ICA will also be holding an exhibition of Suede
artwork and memorabilia from over the years.
Singles is scheduled for release
in early October.