LISTEN! new Suede single plus tour dates
Louche Britpop pioneers and the much loved Suede have a new single out.
The track is taken From The New Studio Album ‘Autofiction’ which is due out on 16th September via BMG.
2nd September 2022 – Suede have released ‘That Boy On The Stage’, a new track taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album, Autofiction, due September 16th via BMG. Listen here.
As ‘That Boy On The Stage’ lurches with classic Suede swagger, the song sees Brett Anderson taking an outer view on the persona he adopts for a Suede performance. “It’s about persona”, says Brett. “It’s about the people we become.”
‘That Boy On The Stage’ follows the release of Suede’s latest singles ‘She Still Leads Me On’ and ‘15 Again’. Mainstays on the BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 playlists, the tracks have seen Autofiction tipped as “a superb new album” by The Times, “Suede have just made their best album in decades” by Uncut, “so moving, the punk ferocity protecting a deeply vulnerable core” in MOJO Magazine and “essential and immediate” by AnOther Magazine.
Suede recently released a companion piece to the new album with their first short film production, Autofiction: A Short Film. Directed by Katie Lambert (MrMr Films) and created in collaboration with Suede, the production explores the complexities of memory, the perceived truth, communication and anxiety in human relationships. Themes at the core of Suede’s new album, which, as its title suggests, is one of Brett Anderson’s most personal records yet.
As Suede began writing the songs that would become Autofiction, they decided to go back to basics. In a move that recalled their most formative days, Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling schlepped to a rehearsal studio in deserted Kings Cross to collect a key, hump their own gear, set up and start playing. Later recording live at Konk studios in North London, Suede teamed with long-time collaborator Ed Buller. Ed first worked with the band producing their debut single ‘The Drowners’, which sees its 30th anniversary this year.
“Autofiction has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be,” Anderson says. And where Suede want to be is, in a way, the same place as they were when they began 30 years ago – a group of people living off the raw sensation of creating music together in a room.
“Autofiction is our punk record,” Brett Anderson says. “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.”
Suede debuted the bold album opener ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live on stage at a surprise performance in Brussels that was live streamed for fans. Looking ahead, Suede will perform Autofiction in full at a series of very special shows in September and October 2022. A rare chance to see the band live in some of the UK and Europe’s most intimate venues – including two nights at London’s Electric Ballroom which sold out in twenty seconds. Suede will also perform at a series of in-store concerts and signing appearances at UK record shops in September.
September 2022 UK Record Shop Tour
15 Banquet Records, Kingston (live performance) SOLD OUT
16 Rough Trade East, Shoreditch (live performance) SOLD OUT
17 Crash Records/Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (live performance) SOLD OUT
18 Rough Trade / Fleece, Bristol (live performance) SOLD OUT
19 HMV, Liverpool (signing and Q&A) SOLD OUT
19 HMV, Manchester (signing) SOLD OUT
20 Bear Tree Records, Sheffield (signing) SOLD OUT
20 Rough Trade, Nottingham (signing) SOLD OUT
21 Truck Records, Oxford (signing) SOLD OUT
21 Fopp, Cambridge (signing) SOLD OUT
22 Vinilo, Southampton (signing) SOLD OUT
22 HMV, Portsmouth (signing) SOLD OUT
October 2022 Intimate UK/EU Tour Dates
05 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
06 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
08 Melkweg – Oude Zaal, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
10 La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
11 Gloria-Theatre, Cologne
12 Gruenspan, Hamburg