Last month, Suede took to the Royal Albert Hall as part of the week-long Teenage Cancer Trust charity event. The band celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their masterpiece Dog Man Star by performing the album in full. The setlist was augmented by several ace b-sides (‘Killing of a Flashboy’! ‘My Dark Star’! ‘Whipsnade’! ‘Together’!), along with a smattering of hits from their other albums. Half-way through their fifteen-song encore, the band debuted a new track, ostensibly off their next album.
The brand new track is called ‘I Don’t Know How To Reach You,’ and it sounds a lot like an extension of their latest album, Bloodsports. Watch the video from their March 30 Teenage Cancer Trust show below, and you can listen to an audio recording of the song performed at the Japan Jam Festival.
Royal Albert Hall – March 30, 2014
Japan Jam Festival – May 4, 2014
Earlier in the year, Brett Anderson revealed that Suede are working on the follow-up to 2013′s Bloodsports. He told the NME: ‘We’re busy writing at the moment. I’m very proud of Bloodsports, and the best thing about it is that it showed us that we can write new music, and relevant new music.’ That boost of confidence has been a major factor in the band’s continued plans. ‘We want to carry on writing and pushing forward, so we’re taking it somewhere else now. I think [a new album will] be out next year, as we’re just writing at the moment, so realistically it will be next year.’