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Louche pioneers Britpop and much-loved Suede release new single
The track is taken from the new studio album ‘Autofiction’ due out September 16 via BMG
September 2, 2022 – Suede have released ‘That Boy On The Stage’, a new track from their upcoming ninth studio album, Autofiction, due out September 16 via BMG. Listen here.
As “That Boy On The Stage” vacillates with classic Suede swagger, the song sees Brett Anderson take an outsider’s take on the personality he adopts for a Suede performance. “It’s a personality thing,” 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 of BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 playlists, the tracks have seen Autofiction dubbed a “superb new album” by The Times, “Sweden just made their best album in decades” by Uncut, “so moving, punk ferocity protecting a deeply vulnerable core” in MOJO Magazine and “essential and immediate” by AnOther Magazine.
Suede recently released a companion track to the new album along with their first production shorts, Autofiction: a short film. Directed by Katie Lambert (Mr. Mr. Movies) and created in collaboration with Suede, the production explores the complexities of memory, perceived truth, communication and anxiety in human relationships. Themes at the heart of Suede’s new album, which, as its title suggests, is one of Brett Anderson’s most personal records to date.
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 went to a rehearsal studio in the Kings Cross desert to pick up a key, work on their own gear, install and start playing. Later, recording live at Konk Studios in North London, Suede teamed up with longtime collaborator Ed Buller. Ed first worked with the band to produce their debut single ‘The Drowners’, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
“Autofiction has a natural freshness to it, it’s where we want to be,” Anderson says. And where Suede wants to be is kind of the same place they were when they started 30 years ago – a group of people living off the raw feel of creating music together in one room.
“Autofiction is our punk record,” says Brett Anderson. “No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and bullshit exposed; the group itself exposed in all its primitive disorder.
Suede debuted the daring opener “She Still Leads Me On” live on stage in a surprise performance in Brussels which was broadcast live for fans. Looking ahead, Suede will perform Autofiction in full in a series of very special shows in September and October 2022. A rare chance to see the band live in some of the most intimate venues in the UK and Europe – including two nights at the Electric Ballroom in London which sold out in twenty seconds. Suede will also perform at a series of in-store gigs and UK record store signings in September.
September 2022 UK Record Shop Tour
15 Banquet Records, Kingston (Live Show) SOLD OUT
16 Rough Trade East, Shoreditch (live show) SOLD OUT
17 Crash Records/Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (live performance) SOLD OUT
18 Rough Trade / Fleece, Bristol (live show) 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 (dedication) SOLD OUT
21 Truck Records, Oxford (dedication) SOLD OUT
21 Fopp, Cambridge (dedication) SOLD OUT
22 Vinilo, Southampton (dedication) SOLD OUT
22 HMV, Portsmouth (dedication) SOLD OUT
October 2022 UK/EU Intimate 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-Theater, Cologne
12 Gruenspan, Hamburg