Suede Returns

Taking Brit-rock to Another Level

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By Samantha Pereira

Back for the sixth time in Singapore since 2011, the glamorous Brit-rock band, Suede performed at The Coliseum last Friday (September 27, 2013) to promote their first post-reunion album, Bloodsports. Known for their cruising soundtracks of being young, lost and rebellious, the sixth studio album – Bloodsports – recaptures the bravado and apathy this band has showcased for many years.

Even with the long hiatus – from 2003 to 2009 – due to music differences, the charismatic five-piece band’s performance did not fall short of the early nineties suaveness and energy. With the crowd seen fluidly swaying throughout the concert, ‘Faultlines’ – a melancholic number from Suede’s latest album – was the first to kick-start the setlist.

With the performance dominated by tracks from their latest album, Suede did squeeze in a few tracks from their older albums like Coming Up, Let Go, Head Music and their self-titled album, Suede.

Brett Anderson – frontman of Suede – hailed to possess one of the most distinctive voices of the ’90s had put up such a breath-taking performance, diehard fans both young and old left the concert remembering why he’s the face (and reigning king) of the British Indie scene. Crooning with soul in his iconic black skinny pants, Brett Anderson also showed no signs of aging (or lack of provocativeness) with his high-powered performance.

As the concert drew to a close, the legendary Brit-rock group treated their fans with some of their more iconic tracks like ‘Everything will flow’, ‘Beautiful Ones’ and ‘Saturday Night’, before promising another return to Singapore’s shores.