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12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album's strongest songs are shared before the album's release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week's Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week.  More

Joint Albums of the Week: Beak>, Frontperson, and Richard Reed Parry

We Had to Give It to All Three to Stop a Fight

Sep 21, 2018

We were in a quandary about this week's Album of the Week. There were a multitude of solid choices and we were racked with indecision. We narrowed it down to six choices: the new albums by Beak>Christine and the QueensFrontpersonRichard Reed ParrySuede, and VillagersMore

Suede – Stream the New Album

The Blue Hour Out Now via Rhino

Sep 21, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede released a new album, The Blue Hour, today via Rhino. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

Aug 15, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing a new albumThe Blue Hour, on September 21 via Rhino. Previously they shared a trailer for the album, a video for a dramatic new song, "The Invisibles," and the second single from the album, "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You." Now they have shared a third single from the album, "Life Is Golden," via a video for the song.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Suede Share New Song “Don’t Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You”

The Blue Hour Due Out September 21 via Rhino

Jul 13, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing a new album, The Blue Hour, on September 21 via Rhino. Previously they shared a trailer for the album and a video for a dramatic new song, "The Invisibles" (which was our #2 Song of the Week). Now they have shared a second single from the album, "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You," which sounds like vintage Suede and seems to end with the sound of a teakettle whistling. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, Suede, Anna Calvi, Matty, John Coltrane, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tomberlin, Interpol, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 08, 2018

This was a strong week for new tracks, so much so that we almost expanded this week's Songs of the Week list to a Top 13. Instead we decided to include three honorable mentions. The full list includes two legendary artists who we will soon be getting previously unreleased posthumous albums from. More

Suede Share Video for Dramatic New Song “The Invisibles”

The Blue Hour Due Out September 21 via Rhino

Jun 04, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing a new album, The Blue Hour, on September 21 via Rhino. Previously they shared a trailer for the album. Now they have shared a video for a dramatic new song, "The Invisibles." More

Suede Announce New Album, Share Album Trailer

The Blue Hour Due Out September 21

Apr 30, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede have announced a new album, The Blue Hour, and shared a trailer for it. The album is due out September 21. Below are the tracklist and the cover art (via NME). More

Suede Announce 25th Anniversary Reissue of Their Self-Titled Debut Featuring Unreleased Material

Suede 25th Anniversary Silver Edition Due Out March 30 via Edsel

Jan 26, 2018

Britpop originators and survivors Suede made an immediate mark when they came on the scene in their native U.K., with them declared "The Best New Band in Britain" by the music publication Melody Maker in 1992 before their debut album was even released. More

Aug 08, 2017

Destroyer (the project of Dan Bejar) have announced a new album, ken, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "Sky's Grey." Ken is due out October 20 via Merge.  More

Suede Announce Deluxe 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Coming Up”

Coming Up Box Set Due Out September 30 via Edsel/Demon Music Group

Aug 16, 2016

1996's Coming Up was a turning point for Britpop originators and survivors Suede. Founding guitarist Bernard Butler left the band as they were finishing up their previous album, their second, 1994's masterpiece Dog Man Star. More

Watch: Suede - “No Tomorrow” Video

Night Thoughts Due Out January 22

Jan 18, 2016

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing their new album, Night Thoughts, on January 22. Previously the band shared "Outsiders" and the videos for "Like Kids" and "Pale Snow." Now the band has shared a video for "No Tomorrow."  More

Watch: Suede - “Pale Snow” Video

Night Thoughts Due Out January 22

Jan 13, 2016

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing their new album, Night Thoughts, on January 22. Previously the band shared "Outsiders" and the video for "Like Kids." Now the band has shared a video for "Pale Snow." The sad clip features a couple watching an old video of themselves and what appears to be their child (it can be inferred that maybe the child has passed away). Check it out below. More

Watch: Suede - “Like Kids” Video

Night ThoughtsDue Out January 22, 2016

Dec 01, 2015

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing their new album, Night Thoughts, on January 22, 2016. Previously the band shared "Outsiders." Now we have a video for "Like Kids." The whole thing takes place in one room that features a disco ball and a naked sleeping man. The camera is static. Various people, some couples, come in and out. Check it out below. More

Listen: Suede - “Outsiders”

Night ThoughtsDue Out January 22, 2016

Sep 24, 2015

Britpop originators and survivors Suede are releasing their new album, Night Thoughts, on January 22, 2016. Now they've shared the first song from it, "Outsiders." The album will also have an accompanying feature film directed by Roger Sargent (watch the trailer here) and the song is accompanied by slow motion visuals from the film, of a couple kissing underwater. Listen/watch below. More

Sep 07, 2015

Britpop originators and survivors Suede made a fantastic comeback in 2013 with the release of the excellent Bloodsports, which was their first new album in over a decade and was very well-received by critics. Let's see if they can do it again. Brett Anderson and the band have announced a new studio album, Night Thoughts, due for release January 22, 2016. The album will also have an accompanying feature film directed by Roger Sargent. They have released a teaser for the album and a trailer for the film. More

Watch: Suede, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, and Other ‘90s British Bands at Glastonbury 2015

Plus: Belle and Sebastian, Paul Weller, and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes

Jun 29, 2015

At Glastonbury this past weekend, a lot of British bands who made their marks in the 1990s performed. The BBC has posted an impressive amount of videos from the festival and so we decided to collect those performances from '90s heroes, all of whom are still going strong today. More

Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating 20 years of Britpop's influence, the BBC will be releasing a new best-of compilation this month called Britpop at the BBCMore

Mar 31, 2014

Britpop stalwarts Suede performed at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit at London’s Royal Albert Hall over the weekend. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Sep 03, 2013

After a decade-long absence, Suede returned earlier this year with their brand new album Bloodsports. More

May 30, 2013

In LA Story, Steve Martin roller skated through an art gallery. The couple in Suede’s new video “Hit Me” does him one better. More

Suede Announce Fall U.K. Tour

Check Out New Dates for October 2013

Apr 10, 2013

Britpop legends Suede have announced new tour dates in the U.K. and Ireland for October 2013 in honor of their well-received comeback album, Bloodsports. If you're stuck west of the Atlantic, you can still check out their performance on Later...With Jools Holland set to broadcast this Friday, April 12 (and hopefully to be found online soon after). More

Watch: Suede - “It Starts and Ends With You” Video

New Album Bloodsports Out March 19

Feb 04, 2013

Next month reunited Britpop veterans Suede return with Bloodsports, their first studio album in over a decade.  More

Jan 16, 2013

Last week reunited Britpop veterans Suede returned with their first song in 10 years. More

Jan 07, 2013

Recently announcing a one-off gig at London's Alexandra Palace on March 30, Suede have revealed new details concerning the band's first studio record since 2002's A New Morning. More

Suede Announce London Gig and Arrival of New Album in 2013

Performing At London Alexandra Palace

Dec 05, 2012

Suede have announced that they will perform a special one-off show in London next year followed by the release of a new album shortly after. More

Suede to Write New Album

Brett Anderson to Release New Solo Album

Aug 15, 2011

Since reforming in 2010, the party line from Suede, including in our video interview with them at Coachella, was that they'd only release a new album if it felt right. The record racks are littered with unnecessary reunion albums that barely touch on a band's former glory, so Suede have been wise in following Pixies' model in being cautious about recording and releasing new material. More

Suede: Backstage at Coachella 2011 Video Interview on Possible Next Album and More

Brett Anderson and Simon Gilbert Also Discuss Reunion, Deluxe Reissues, Band's Relationship with America, and more

Apr 27, 2011

While backstage at the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Under the Radar conducted video interviews with some of the fest's most noteworthy bands. Under the Radar caught up with Suede's Brett Anderson and Simon GilbertIn the two-part interview they discuss the band's relationship with America, whether or not they plan to record a new album, why they reformed, if there will be more U.S. dates in the future, and the deluxe reissues of all five of their albums.

Coachella 2011 Day 2 Recap: Arcade Fire, Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, The New Pornographers, Wire

Plus The London Suede, Freelance Whales, Gogol Bordello and Trampled by Turtles

Apr 17, 2011

Day two of Coachella continued day one's comfort. Whatever advanced security they've implemented--or at least perhaps scalpers buying up lots of tickets that ultimately weren't used--has helped make this year a comfortable festival again. There's room to move around and enjoy just about every band. Even stranger, some bands that are legendary are experiencing small turnout. The only band that really drew a massive crowd was the Arcade FireMore

Suede Reissues Discography

Three-Night Run of Reunion Shows

Jan 21, 2011

Last year, Suede (or The London Suede as they are forced to be named in America) reformed for a benefit show. They must have had fun—because they’ve set out again in 2011 and will also be reissuing all five of their of their albums.  More

Suede to Reunite for Benefit Show this March

London Show to Feature Latter Day Lineup

Jan 15, 2010

Britain's Mercury Prize-winning Suede has announced one reunion show to benefit a London-based charity. More


Interviews

Suede - Brett Anderson on “The Blue Hour”

First, Second, and Third Time's a Charm

Sep 21, 2018

Brett Anderson has a piercing gaze that is very disarming, even if the Suede frontman doesn't intentionally mean it to be, or maybe he does. It has been a quarter century since Anderson's delicate features and unforgettable music made their indelible mark on the public's consciousness.  More

Suede

A New Ending

Jul 16, 2013

Suede frontman Brett Anderson admits that he never thought much about reforming Suede after the band broke up in 2003. After storming onto the British music scene with its first two albumsSuede in 1993 and Dog Man Star in 1994Suede saw founding guitarist Bernard Butler leave the band, but it soldiered on to release three more albums without him. After a brief reteaming with Butler as The Tears in 2004, Anderson embarked upon a solo career. The four albums he released under his own name, starting with a self-titled release in 2007, mostly eschewed Suede's patented guitar rock sound for softer, gentler landscapes. Anderson seemed to have left Suede far behind. More

Suede: Backstage at Coachella 2011 Video Interview

Brett Anderson and Simon Gilbert Discuss Reunion, Possible Next Album, Band's Relationship with America, and more

Apr 27, 2011

While backstage at the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Under the Radar conducted video interviews with some of the fest's most noteworthy bands. Under the Radar caught up with Suede's Brett Anderson and Simon GilbertIn the two-part interview they discuss the band's relationship with America, whether or not they plan to record a new album, why they reformed, if there will be more U.S. dates in the future, and the deluxe reissues of all five of their albums.

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Reviews

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

Rhino

Sep 18, 2018

With a pair of well-received, commercially viable albums in the shape of 2013's Bloodsports and 2015's Night Thoughts, London's often overlooked glam antidote to Britpop have turned what looked like a brief and beautiful comeback into an ongoing concern. More

Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts

Warner Bros./Rhino

Feb 29, 2016

There is a strange parallel between Suede and David Bowie. Both made comebacks in 2013 after decade-long absences-the former with Bloodsports, the latter with The Next Day. Both were warmly hailed as successes even if they did not have fans falling over themselves, and it felt fitting given that Suede were probably the closest thing Britpop ever had to Bowie's androgynous outsider. More

Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts

Warner Bros./Rhino

Jan 22, 2016

There's a feature film to accompany Night Thoughts and the record seems conceived with this in mind. It's given a theme by being bookended with "When You Are Young" and "When You Were Young" (with "The Fur & The Feathers" acting as a coda).  More

Bloodsports

Bloodsports

INGROOVES/FONTANA

Mar 15, 2013

After an 11-year dearth of new material, Britpop’s pompous progenitors are back from what we’d long feared might be the musical hereafter. More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More