Suede are set to release their new album on September 16.
The rock band recorded ‘Autofiction’ – their ninth studio album – at Konk studios in North London with the help of long-time Suede collaborator Ed Buller.
Brett Anderson – who stars in the group alongside Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling – said: “‘Autofiction’ is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and f***-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess.”
Suede made a concerted effort to go back to basics during the recording process for their new album. The band wanted to recapture the sound of their formative years.
Brett said: “‘Autofiction’ has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be.”
Similarly, Mat relished the experience of recording the new album.
He explained: “When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush. That thing where you’re hanging on for dear life.”
The album is officially released in September, but it’s already available to pre-order.
The band have also announced two special intimate shows at London’s Electric Ballroom in October. Tickets for the shows will go on sale on May 27 via suede.co.uk. However, a fan pre-sale will begin on May 26.
Meanwhile, Brett previously claimed that Suede have always been “outsiders” in the music business.
He reflected: “We always wanted to be a band that inspired loyalty. And we were always outsiders. Because I didn’t ever feel like my family fitted in.
“We were incredibly poor and we lived on a council estate, but mum was an artist, my dad was into classical music, we had a piano in the kitchen. I didn’t fit in with the people on the estate, and I went to a comprehensive, and I didn’t fit in there, so I didn’t ever have a tribe.
“I was always looking to manufacture my own tribe, really.”