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Interview: Brett Anderson of Suede on new record Bloodsports, the art of the comeback, and getting his demon back

It's virtually impossible not to hold a so-called "comeback record" up against a band's past, and it's useless not to judge Suede's sixth studio effort, Bloodsports , out March 19 on Warner Bros., against the UK rock band's 1990s history.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 15, 2013
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011

Don't look back in anger

It's been more than 15 years since Britpop's heyday, and with the exception of one man – the Manic Street Preachers' Richey Edwards, who disappeared suddenly in 1995 – the rest of the cast is still trying to get by, just like the rest of us. Here's what
Checking in with 14 former stars of Britpop to see if modern life is truly rubbish in 2011
By KAYLEY KRAVITZ  |  August 19, 2011
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Suede reclaimed

It's an emotional time for the few surviving members of the Teenage Anglophiles-of-the-'90s club.  
The best ever!
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 17, 2011
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Coachella 2011 Photos: Mumford & Sons, The Arcade Fire and Suede

Bands perform at the 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  
Coachella | Indio, CA | April 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  April 29, 2011

[coachella] Suede on their 2010 reunion, hating "Stay Together" and playing for thousands of electro heads in the desert

So here it is -- the moment where a normally stoic and disaffected alt-weekly music editor completely loses his fucking SHIT interviewing Britpop kickstarters SUEDE...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 19, 2011

[phlipcam video] Suede "Trash" @ Coachella 2011

[phlipcam video] Suede "Trash" @ Coachella 2011

Anyone who knows me is very much aware of my love and obsession of Britpop kickstarters SUEDE. So while we await the upload of my...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 17, 2011
[nitpick the twitpic + fnx links] Day 2 of Coachella: Arcade Fire, Suede, Broken Social Scene, Foster the People, the desert, and a ferris wheel

[nitpick the twitpic + fnx links] Day 2 of Coachella: Arcade Fire, Suede, Broken Social Scene, Foster the People, the desert, and a ferris wheel

It's Day 3 of Coachella, and we're not surewhat hit us yesterday. Got interviews with Brett Anderson of SUEDE and Will Butler of ARCADE FIRE,...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 17, 2011

The Big Hurt: Liam alone

Everyone figured that Noel Gallagher would go solo — it’s been hinted at for years — but the break-up of Oasis has made it a grim inevitability.
Can an Oasis spinoff help but suck?
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 06, 2009