They even found themselves a following within the Rave scene.
Suede are a band from London, England, who formed in 1989.
By the time 1992 had rolled around, Suede had been described as "The Best New Band in Britain", and attracted much attention from the British music press.
The following year, 1993, their self titled debut album "Suede", became the fastest-selling debut album in almost ten years. The album won the Mercury Music Prize and helped create Britpop as a musical genre.
However, later albums, showed Suede distancing itself from its Britpop roots. The album "Dog Man Star" is often regarded as the band's masterpiece, the recording sessions for this album were fraught with difficulty, and ended with Butler leaving the band after confrontations with Anderson and musical differences with the rest of the band. Its sales did suffer due to these events, but it was still met with an enthusiastic reception upon its release and has, over time been lauded with universal acclaim from critics.
In 1996, following they recruited Richard Oakes and later keyboard player Neil Codling, Suede went on to greater commercial success with the album Coming Up, this album reached number one in the UK charts, and produced five top ten singles, this became Suede's biggest-selling album worldwide.
Despite problems within the band, Suede's fourth album Head Music (1999) was also a British chart-topper. The album was promoted heavily with the band receiving considerable press coverage on its release, however it garnered a mixed reaction dividing fans and critics alike.
Suede's fifth album, A New Morning arrived in 2002, the first after the collapse of Nude Records, this was a commercial disappointment, and the group disbanded the following year.
After much speculation Suede reformed in 2010 for a series of concerts. Three years after these reunion gigs, Suede put out their sixth album, Bloodsports, this was on 18 March 2013. The album was well received by critics and returned the band to the top ten of the UK charts.
1) Suede (1993)
2) Dog Man Star (1994)
3) Coming Up (1996)
4) Head Music (1999)
5) A New Morning (2002)
6) Bloodsports (2013)
7) Night Thoughts (2016)
8) The Blue Hour (2018)
Members Name Check
The most notable early line-up was;-
Brett Anderson (singer)
Bernard Butler (guitarist)
Mat Osman (bass guitarist)
Simon Gilbert (drummer)
Full Members Name Check List
- Brett Anderson - vocals (1989–2003; 2010–present)
- Mat Osman - bass (1989–2003; 2010–present)
- Simon Gilbert - drums (1991–2003; 2010–present)
- Richard Oakes - lead guitar, piano (1994–2003; 2010–present)
- Neil Codling - keyboards, rhythm guitar (1996–2001; 2010–present)
- Justine Frischmann - rhythm guitar (1989–1991)
- Bernard Butler - lead guitar, piano (1989–1994)
- Alex Lee - rhythm guitar, keyboards (2001–2003)