Suede: Moving

To be completely honest, Suede (or, The London Suede apparently) is one of those groups I paid little or no mind in the 90s, though I feel that they probably should’ve garnered more attention than Oasis in terms of 90s Brit rock. Reissues and a 2 CD hits compilation are in the works as well as a live appearance at Coachella. The band recently rekindled some interest with a few live shows at Albert Hall.

All information is courtesy of Cornerstone Promotion:

In Thier First US Show Since 1997, The London Suede Perform At Coachella

photo credit: Andy Willsher
The London Suede, or Suede as they're known in the UK, were famously proclaimed as 'The Best New Band In Britain' on the cover of Melody Maker before they released their debut CD, The Drowners, in 1992. The claim was cemented after their debut self-titled album was awarded the Mercury Music Prize. During that time the group effectively instigated a new focus on British guitar music which had been largely eclipsed by grunge before their emergence. Their inexorable rise saw them become one of the biggest groups in the country, a success which was replicated in many countries around the world.

In 2003, after five albums, the group split. They returned triumphantly in March this year, playing three incredible and critically acclaimed shows including London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The shows were hailed as a career high:

"Suede have never sounded this brutal, so determined; the best British punk, rock n roll, sex-pop-glam band of the past 20 years. Many of the diehards present proclaimed this to be the best Suede gig they've ever seen". - NME

"Hugely influential...they sound better than they did at their commercial peak" - The Guardian

"Astonishing return to the spotlight" - Independent on Sunday

"Sensational" - The Times

"Suede had lost none of its energy 17 years on... a timeless slice of euphoric indie rock" - Evening Standard

Their performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the first US Show for the band since 1997.

The band's
Best Of Collection was released digitally in the US on March 22nd, the 2 CD compilation features all of the biggest hits, was remastered by Chris Potter and is the only hits compilation that has been fully endorsed by the band.

Also, stay tuned for details regarding the US release of their 5 remastered and expanded classics
Suede, Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Head Music and A New Morning.

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