Ex-Suede Men Ready New Record
Former Suede frontman Brett Anderson has revealed news about the new album he has nearly completed with his onetime bandmate guitarist Bernard Butler, and promises the new release will be “a truly special record”.
Speaking to fans on the official Suede website www.suede.net yesterday (September 5) Anderson has revealed that not only is the new record almost finished, but it finds the once warring couple newly invigorated.
“I thought I'd just make a brief appearance here to keep you all updated about what’s going on.” He writes, “Well, me and Bernard are back in a London studio putting the finishing touches on what is shaping up to be a truly special record.
“Usually by this point in making any album I go through a period of doubt about its quality but this time the songs are
just getting better. My drive, direction and focus, which became clouded towards the end of my work with Suede, are all back with a vengeance and both me and Bernard are excited about being back in the game.”
It appears fans can expect to hear something early 2005, but the duo are planning a live concert before the end of the year.
“The record should be finished in October so you will be able to judge for yourselves whether I am bullshitting or not early next year when it is released.” He continues, “We are planning our first live appearance for December 2004.”
Anderson also stated that his own solo record is still on the way, but may be a little less upbeat that the as-yet-unnamed Butler project.
“My solo album is pretty much finished but will now probably be released after the Bernard record. It has turned out to be a dark, melancholic affair, kind of 'Brett Noir'. It goes without saying that I am hugely excited about this too. That's it for now. The next news you will hear will be more concrete. Thanks for all your love. Brett."