Posted in music on July 3, 2012


First Blur, then Stone Roses, now Suede -- it's unnoficial Britpop Week here on BrooklynVegan. (Who will be next, Longpigs? My Life Story?) Some of you may remember that UK glam-rockers Suede (chart-toppers in the UK, cultishly-loved in North America) reformed in 2010 and has mostly played shows in Europe but also at Coachella in 2011. The performances were limited to greatest hits/previous work previously, but the group have been working on new material. Songs were premiered at a couple Russian gigs in December, but all but one were apparently scrapped by the time the band went in the studio to begin work on their first new album in ten years with producer Ed Buller, the man behind the boards of Suede's first three LPs.

Suede gave their home country its first taste of new material on Sunday (7/1) at the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, UK, when the band ran through a new track, Suede-ily titled "For The Strangers" which you can watch a live video of below. Unlike Stone Roses' Ian Brown, Brett Anderson's voice sounds in fine form. Mind you, guitarist Bernard Butler is not in this line-up, instead it's his replacement, Richard Oakes, who played and co-wrote songs on the band's final three albums. No word on how many additional tracks exist or when they will be released on the public, but until then check out the setlist, all existing tour dates (none in the US) and live videos (including the one of "For The Strangers") below.


Suede - "For The Strangers" (New Song)

Introducing The Band
We Are The Pigs
Animal Nitrate
Stay Together
The Drowners
Killing Of A Flashboy
Can't Get Enough
For The Strangers
So Young
Metal Mickey
The Wild Ones
New Generation
Beautiful Ones
Saturday Night
Still Life

16 July 2012 Yokohama Nano-Mugen Fest Japan
27 July 2012 - 29 July 2012 Benidorm Low Cost Festival, Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo
4 August 2012 Bangkok BiTech Convention Hall Thailand
8 August 2012 Lokeren Lokerse Feesten Belgium



Tags: Suede

Comments (24)

FINALLY a reunion that actually means something. Come play NYC, you guys - show these Blur and SR fans what a real 90s British rock band sounds like.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 9:50 AM

I agree, this band is totally underrated and would be great to see them live again

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 9:58 AM

Nice but needs more Basia-sanity

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:09 AM

needs more butler

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:13 AM

Stone Roses were Madchester not Brit Pop

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:15 AM

Madchester is brit pop...Charlatans, Oasis, Blur are all from Manchester, no?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:26 AM

Blur were from London. Stone Roses were definitely part of the Madchester thing, but their debut was basically the catalyst for '90s Britpop (well that and The La's).

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:30 AM

Britpop was a big tent, so calm down. All this shite is Britpop.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:33 AM

On the high wire, dressed in a leotard
there wobbles one hell of a retard
on the escalator
we shit paracetemol
as the ridiculous world"

Posted by MildManneredPervert | July 3, 2012 10:40 AM

menswe@r FTW

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 10:48 AM


Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 11:23 AM

10:15 what a stupid comment...

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 11:42 AM

Hey is this that band that sang "you're twisting my melon man"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 12:55 PM

@12:55 - that's the Happy Mondays

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 1:32 PM

Suede is neither brit-pop nor madchester, she is from Baltimore!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 1:46 PM

True story..I actually knew someone who drove to Virginia back in the 90's to see "Suede" play only to find it it was

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 2:30 PM

I almost cried when I heard their new "suedish" song after so many years absence. It's actually a surprise for me that people here also like them.

Posted by Luca | July 3, 2012 3:23 PM

So I guess Ricky Gervais isn't managing them anymore, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 3:30 PM

Suede were an awesome band. Their first two albums and associated B-sides were as good as anything else in the '90s. That's a great set above.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2012 6:05 AM

This is a good group. But i think he need improve your marketing guideline. I recomend the



Posted by Consultoria de Marketing | July 4, 2012 4:45 PM

the new song sounds good, i am hoping this doesn't turn out to be like The Verve's Fourth, that was a terrible attempt to come back

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:01 AM

Blur sucks. Radiohead sucks. Verve sucks. Pulp sucks. Oasis sucks. Suede sucks. The Beatles were overrated.

Posted by D | July 5, 2012 11:21 AM

^OK we get hate Britpop. What about English punk D...that too?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:52 AM

Just love this.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 4:03 PM

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