Britpop phenomenon Suede will be heading back into the studio after eight years of silence, according to frontman Brett Anderson. “After I’ve promoted this solo album I’m intent to be writing a new Suede album,” he said while promoting his solo album, which is due out September 26th in the U.K.
The band had previously stated that they would only release a new album “if it felt right,” and Anderson himself admitted that the 2002 album A New Morning fell short of the standard he previously held for the group.
He also said:
“I think it’s all about keeping yourself interested as a musician. Once it gets to this stage in your career it’s very much about doing things that keep you excited and making a new Suede record will be exciting and then making another solo record after this will be exciting. It’s just about trying to keep yourself interested the whole time. I think not getting stuck in a rut is the real lesson I learnt from being in Suede all that time. That’s kind of why we called it a day in 2003-things can become too familiar and I definitely don’t want that to happen again.”
There is no word on a U.S. release date for Anderson’s solo album, Black Rainbows, which he has described as “restless, noisy, and dynamic. Electric guitars, bass, drums, and vocals – no flute players, no strings, no gimmicks, just passion.”