Out Now: The London Suede Releases New Album ‘Autofiction’; Tour with Manic Street Preachers in Nov.

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Celebrated, influential English rock band Suede (a.k.a. The London Suede here in the United States) returned today, Sept. 16, with a new studio album titled Autofiction.

The band’s ninth studio album to date and first since 2018’s The Blue Hour, it was previewed in recent weeks with a few songs.

Here’s “She Still Leads Me On,” which opens the album:

A news release describes the band, which rose to prominence in the early 1990s in the then-burgeoning Britpop scene alongside groups like BlurOasis and Pulp, as going “back to basics” for this record:

Whilst writing the songs that would make up the album, Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling schlepped to a rehearsal studio in deserted Kings Cross to collect a key, hump their own gear, set up and start playing. Recorded live at Konk studios in North London, The London Suede teamed with long-time collaborator Ed Buller. Ed first worked with the band producing their debut single “The Drowners,” which sees its 30th anniversary this year.

“Autofiction has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be,” says Brett Anderson. And where The London Suede want to be is, in a way, the same place as they were when they began 30 years ago – a group of people living off the raw sensation of creating music together in a room.

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The band also shared a short film directed by Katie Lambert, connected to the album’s launch:

An exciting bit of touring news was also announced recently – The London Suede and fellow English rock icons Manic Street Preachers will join forces in November for a co-headlining tour of North America, which simply can’t be missed by anybody who has enjoyed either band’s music over the years.

The dates:

NOV 3: VANCOUVER, Canada @ PNE FORUM (The London Suede close)
NOV 5: SEATTLE, WA @ NEPTUNE THEATRE (Manic Street Preachers close)
NOV 7: SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE WARFIELD (The London Suede close)
NOV 9: ANAHEIM, CA @ HOUSE OF BLUES (Manic Street Preachers close)
NOV 10: LOS ANGELES, CA @ THE PALLADIUM (The London Suede close)
NOV 13: AUSTIN, TX @ ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER (Manic Street Preachers close)
NOV 16: CHICAGO, IL @ AUDITORIUM THEATER (The London Suede close)
NOV 18: SILVER SPRING, MD @ THE FILLMORE (Manic Street Preachers close)
NOV 19: PHILADELPHIA, PA @ THE MET (The London Suede close)
NOV 21: BROOKLYN, NY @ KINGS THEATRE (Manic Street Preachers close)
NOV 22: BOSTON, MA @ THE ORPHEUM (The London Suede close)
NOV 24: TORONTO, Canada @ MASSEY HALL (Manic Street Preachers close)

Manic Street Preachers and The London Suede tour

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