Suede were in Aberdeen on March 13th.
Suede are due to play UK shows right through to the end of this month, continuing the touring behind last year’s Autofiction record – the sound of a band, ‘with a gusto and energy that belies their status as national treasures’, according to Live4ever’s review:
“‘Autofiction is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess.’”
So speaks Suede frontman Brett Anderson of their new album, but if you’re expecting a huge divergence from the trademark Suede sound it’s best to manage expectations here. The key word in the above sentence is ‘our’: it’s the band’s version of punk – ethos, but not sound.
“As much as Anderson might like to think he and his group are capable of ragged punk (and some dispensation must be allowed, they are promoting their ninth studio album, after all), they’re too long in the tooth for that now.”