Suede are an English rock band of the 1990s and early 2000s that helped start the Britpop musical movement. Through their several incarnations, they were able to consistently put out albums that charted well, while still holding the respect of critics. Though they never achieved great success in North America, they were considered by some to be as big in the UK in the 90s (at least in terms of popularity) as The Smiths were in the 80s, or Roxy Musicin the 70s.
Suede were formed in London in 1989 by bassist Mat Osman, singer Brett Anderson and his then girlfriend, Justine Frischmann, on rhythm guitar. They soon added guitarist Bernard Butler – who was recruited through an advertisement in Melody Maker. Along with a drum machine as percussion, Suede were signed to RML Records, a label from Brighton. Comedian Ricky Gervais(who later found fame with The Office) managed the band for a brief period before they were signed to a record label.
SUEDE WILL PLAY A WARM UP GIG FOR THEIR ALEXANDRA PALACE SHOW AT NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY ON THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘IT STARTS AND ENDS WITH YOU’ AND ALBUM ‘BLOODSPORTS’ IS RELEASED ON 18th MARCH
Suede will play a warm up gig ahead of their Alexandra Palace gig, at Nottingham Rock City on Thursday 28th March. The Alexandra Palace show is on Saturday 30th March.