Camden Barfly on 4th March

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Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 15 Feb 2013, 20:35

Suede to Play Intimate Xfm Gig
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Suede are the next band lined up to play an intimate Xfm Presents... gig.
It's happening at the Barfly in Camden on March 4.
We're going to be giving tickets away from Monday.
Suede, meanwhile, continue their residency on Xfm in charge of our weekly Mixtape show.
Brett Anderson and Mat Osman will be back again this Sunday from 8pm with their special selection of songs for Xfm.

http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/suede-to-play ... te-xfm-gig

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 18 Feb 2013, 17:30

Win Tickets To Xfm Presents… Suede

On Monday March 4, Xfm are bringing Suede to London's Barfly for a very exclusive, invite only gig in aid of War Child.

The band are all set to return with their first album in ten years, Bloodsports, and they're going to give it a preview at this very special show.

We’ll be giving you the chance to win tickets across every day on Xfm and we have FOUR PAIRS to be won right here!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the very easy question below.

http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/competitions/ ... ents-suede

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 00:23

It seems they played:
barriers, hit me, filmstar, animal nitrate, trash, flashboy, he's dead, for the stangers, starts and ends, drowners, insatiable one, sabotage, can't get enough, everything flow, so young, metal mickey, heroine, new generation, beautiful ones.
Encore: to the birds

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 06:47

db's review: http://louderthanwar.com/new-generation ... ve-review/

New Generation Game – Suede live review!
Posted on March 5, 2013 by David Barnett

Suede at London Barfly 4 March 2013

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, as they attempted to drum up interest in their greatest hits compilation, coming cold on the achilles heels of their critically unclaimed sonic tombstone, A New Mo(u)rning, Suede could barely get arrested. Even that artful rodgerer Brett Anderson bellowing “I’ve got the best drugs in the whole of London!” from the balcony of his Notting Hill townhouse and an accompanying snorts and all biography failed to arouse even the
interest of the Met, let alone the general public.
Indeed it was only as the band announced their final farewell to their dwindling fanbase that people began to remember just how fond of Suede they had once been – and what a gaping, gangrenous hole in the arm of rock’n'roll their absence left depressingly unfilled. “There will be another Suede album,” teased Brett at the swansong performance in December 2003. “But not yet.”
Few believed him. But last-forward to the unforgiving new millennium turning teenager and that other Suede album is not only here, but also arguably their most eagerly anticipated platter since the eponymous debut that started all the fuss almost exactly 20 years ago. And Suede are out to prove that, if not quite reaching the dizziest heights of their finest moments (that would just be daft), Bloodsports is at the very least not the embarrassing stain on their heritage that many diehards considered much of their latter day output.
The occasion is an Xfm showcase at Camden Town’s Barfly, a venue that, if not the “smallest venue they’ve ever played”, as the enthusiastic Xfm presenter wrongly announces, is certainly of a couple-of-hundred-sweaty-bodies capacity they’ve not played regularly since the hormone and ecstasy fueled Suedemania of 1992 when they blew the hapless Kingmaker off stage night after night.
With little fanfare Suede bound on, displaying a new-found vigour and none of the vim of the sex, drugs, and more drugs Suede of popular
legend. The only white powder involved in Suede 2.013 appears to be whatever soap suds have given Brett’s dazzingly fresh white shirt an almost angelic glow. The rest of Suede are dressed simply in black
jeans and t-shirts. They all look infuriatingly young. Bass player Mat Osman even appears to have more hair than he did the last time he was on stage. The confident, galloping, not-quite-single Barriers opens
proceedings; a statement of intent. There are hints of early 80s stadium rock in its scorching, muscular guitar lines and it is clear Suede have got their eyes on the lucrative festival circuit. They follow with another new one, Hit Me, that sounds like the best bits of lots of earlier Suede songs stitched together into a not unconvincing whole. When the first of the actual hits materialises in the form of the relentless riffing of Filmstar, there is no discernible shift in quality. Indeed, tonight is one of the few gigs I’ve been to where I’ve been relieved the band have played an OLD song in order to nip out for a quick slash.
There are plenty of those old classics. The big guns are wheeled out in quick succession: Animal Nitrate, Trash, Killing of A Flash Boy and the best version of He’s Dead I’ve heard them do in their post-Butler
years; “New” guitarist Richard Oakes (who joined 19 years ago) squeezes new blood and passion from a song that was once regarded as his hallowed predecessor’s showpiece.
For the Strangers follows, the closest we get to a ballad in this punk-rock, take-no-prisoners set. The fans in the front row appear to know and love it already, as is the case with It Starts And Ends With
You, the new single that sounds far beefier in the live setting than first radio plays might have suggested. “New one. Old one,” announces Suede’s showman impishly. And it’s back to the very beginning with The Drowners and its vertiginously stunning b-side My Insatiable One. Brett playfully acts out the retard wobbling on the high wire of the lyrics, though mercifully saves us from his impersonation of someone shitting paracetemol. The brooding, tribal-infused Sabotage follows - probably what we’d call a “grower” and then it’s hits all the way. If anyone had forgotten how many of those there were and how great they are, they’re given a ruthless reminding. Can’t Get Enough, Everything Will Flow, So Young, Metal Mickey, Heroine, New Generation … it’s almost a relief when they announce the last song, Beautiful Ones, a tune so bouncy that it transforms this modest venue into one giant human trampoline.
Even at their worst, Suede were always a decent band. What’s changed isn’t so much the band themselves, but how they are perceived by the faithful. Indeed, such is the turnaround in the esteem in which Suede are now held by their followers that even a new album that was merely adequate would probably have been welcomed warmly. On this showing, Bloodsports is not only not the worst Suede album, but it’s quite possibly one of the best. What’s more, the fact that more than half of the audience here tonight were most likely not even born when Suede began suggests that Brett Anderson’s mythical New Generation is finally here – and that, in their most audacious move so far, Suede could yet become the stadium band they always secretly wanted to be.
David Barnett

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 19:51

March 5, 2013 11:20

Suede debut material from new album 'Bloodsports' at tiny London Barfly show Suede Tickets

The band are set to release their sixth album on March 18
Suede played an intimate show at Camden's 200-capacity Barfly venue last night (March 4) to raise money for War Child.
The Britpop quintet, who reunited in 2010 following a seven-year hiatus, played a 90-minute set for XFM showcasing a number of hits as well as debuting cuts from forthcoming sixth album, 'Bloodsports'.
Entering to the keyboard strains of current single 'Barriers', the band – all dressed in black save for singer Brett Anderson – then segued into anthemic album track 'Hit Me' before moving into a hit-packed portion of old classics including 'Trash' and 'Animal Nitrate', with Anderson climbing on the monitors and leaning out into the heaving crowd.
Suede then showcased a further selection of new tracks including sweeping ballad 'For The Strangers' and 'Sabotage' before continuing with an array of older material. Previous B-sides 'Killing Of A Flashboy' and 'My Insatiable One' both received an airing to the delight of the crowd, who sang large portions of the latter as Anderson held the microphone into the crowd. They finished the set with 'New Generation' and a huge singalong of 'Beautiful Ones' before exiting the stage with no encore.
Speaking at the NME Awards last week, Anderson was in high spirits about the show, enthusing that, “Any performer loves playing small gigs – there's something really great about that intimacy and that contact. I miss it really. A band like Suede are very much about contact; I love being able to see people’s expressions. It's really important for me to be tactile at shows, it flows much more easily for me.”
Suede are set to release 'Bloodsports' on March 18 before playing London's Alexandra Palace on March 30 with support from Spector and Radar favourites Temples.

Suede played:
'Barriers'
'Hit Me'
'Filmstar'
'Animal Nitrate'
'Trash'
'Killing Of A Flashboy'
'He's Dead'
'For The Strangers'
'It Starts And Ends With You'
'The Drowners'
'My Insatiable One'
'Sabotage'
'Can't Get Enough'
'Everything Will Flow'
'So Young'
'Metal Mickey'
'Heroine'
'New Generation'
“Beautiful Ones'

http://www.nme.com/news/suede/69024

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 20:37

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/ma ... don-review

Suede – review: Barfly, London
5/5
Mark Beaumont
The Guardian, Tuesday 5 March 2013 18.18 GMT
Jubilant ... Suede at the Barfly, London. Photograph: Andy Willsher for the Guardian


A band built on making society's trash feel like its precious members, tonight Suede ram a couple of hundred of them into their smallest gig for decades, tight as carbon molecules in a diamond. And it's a glistening night. Having reformed in 2010 after a seven-year absence with some scintillating comeback shows, rattling out breathless barrages of Britpop classics, this War Child charity gig is a showcase for their long-awaited sixth album, Bloodsports, an attempt to reimagine their glory year of 1996 with the benefit of widescreen hindsight.

It works, wonderfully. Unleashed from his understated solo career, Brett Anderson is a storm of bratty ball lightning, bawling with lusty passion and literally standing on the moshpit to demand that every bar-hugger bounce along. His effervescent enthusiasm helps new tracks Barriers, It Starts and Ends with You, an elegiac For the Strangers and the brooding Sabotage resemble peak-era Suede, but expanded. Their trademark nuances of acidic romance are fresh and alive here, too; Anderson sings of "aniseed kisses", subway revolts and, in the Trash-like Hit Me, infatuation as brutal as domestic violence. Bloodsports finds these Britpop originators at the forefront again, this time of the reunion act turned resurrected creative force. It's just like 1992: Suede are a cocky, unignorable cult concern making the Stone Roses look like half-arsed time-wasters.

Beyond Bloodsports, Suede stuff a staggering quantity of songs, of staggering quality, into 80 minutes. Whether pleasuring the fanatics with sleaze-pop B-sides My Insatiable One and Killing of a Flash Boy or spewing out hits at the breakneck pace of their self-spanking, blouse-swathed youth, their set races by with the dazzle of an illusionist pulling people from a Mini. Just when The Drowners, Trash, Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey and Everything Will Flow convince you there can't be any more, out pop Heroine, New Generation and The Beautiful Ones, all delivered with such jubilance that when Anderson howls "We're so young!" his wrinkles dissolve before your eyes. Twenty years on, Suede are still jumping barriers.

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 20:40

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 21575.html
4/5
Suede, Barfly, London
Elisa Bray
Tuesday 05 March 2013

It’s probably quite fair to say that, a few years ago, the five members of Suede would not have imagined themselves back onstage together promoting a new album.

Three years ago they reformed, without guitarist Bernard Butler, for a one-off charity gig – their first in seven years – at the Royal Albert Hall. It led to their biggest ever non-festival show, at the O2 Arena, a European tour, sold-out shows, headline slots at festivals, and the re-release of their five studio albums. Later this month, Suede will play to 10,000 at London’s vast Alexandra Palace.

And now here they are, playing their smallest ever gig, to 200-odd fans and XFM competition winners for the charity War Child. The room is packed with thirty- and fortysomethings brimming with nostalgia for the Nineties, when the band lit the way for Britpop. Not that the feeling of nostalgia lasts in this tiny, sweaty Camden room. Far from it. From the moment Suede open with an energised performance of “Barriers” – the first release from their forthcoming new album, Bloodsports, their first in 11 years – which swells with hook-laden guitars and pulsing bass and drums, they prove themselves vital and contemporary – and far removed from a band feeding off former glories.

Singer Brett Anderson, now 45, still plays the coquettish frontman, emphasising his familiarly camp vocals. He can’t get close enough to his fans. There are no security men at the front, and Anderson stands at the stage lip, swinging the microphone when he’s not bouncing energetically, then climbing atop monitors, gripping many an outstretched hand, or opening wide his arms, soaking up the adulation that is readily bestowed upon him. The set begins with his white shirt marginally unbuttoned; by the end, it is open to his navel.

There are a few new songs tonight, of which the yearning, anthemic “For the Strangers” is a crowd-uniting highlight – but it’s a show filled with rarities for the fans. The 80-minute set is packed with songs from their debut, self-titled album, with which they burst onto the scene in 1993, and B-sides – such as “My Insatiable One” and the stomping, brutally energetic “Killing of a Flash Boy” – for which they were as well-known for as their singles. Those singles – “Filmstar”, “Animal Nitrate”, “Trash” and the sing-along finale “Beautiful Ones” – are all delivered with fresh exuberance and passion. The band leave a crowd energised.

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 08 Mar 2013, 20:47

If you missed it you can listen to the highlights from their hit-laden set next Saturday night (March 16) from 7pm on Xfm.

http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/suede-debut-n ... r(13.03.08)_Weekly%20News%20(1)&CMP=EMC-SP

Suede Debut New Songs at Xfm Show
added 05 March 2013 at 16.03
The band played the tiny Barfly show for Xfm Presents... and War Child - find out how you can hear it....
Suede played in front of just over 200 people at the Barfly in Camden last night in a special Xfm Presents gig in aid of War Child last night.
The iconic band played a mixture of classics and material off their upcoming album Bloodsports.

The set list:
Barriers
Hit Me
Filmstar
Trash
Animal Nitrate
Killing Of A Flashboy
He's Dead
For The Strangers
Starts & Ends
The Drowners
My Insatiable One
Sabotage
Can't Get Enough
Everything Will Flow
So Young
Metal Mickey
Heroine
New Generation
Beautiful Ones
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To The Birds

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 14 Mar 2013, 14:01

http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/get-a-free-do ... the-barfly

Get a FREE Download of Suede Live At The Barfly
added 14 March 2013 at 11.46
We're giving away a recording of the band performing Filmstar for Xfm earlier this month! Grab it here.

Earlier this month, Suede played in front of just over 200 people at the Barfly in Camden. This very special Xfm Presents gig was all in aid of Xfm's Fund For War Child and was quite possibly the most amazing gig we've ever put on.

The iconic Britpop legends played a mixture of classics and material off their upcoming album Bloodsports to a packed and sweaty crowd.

We're playing the whole gig out on Xfm on Saturday March 16 at 7pm, but we're offering you a small appetiser right here.

You can download - FOR FREE! - a version of the classic song Filmstar from that very show below. But hurry! It won't be around forever.

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 14 Mar 2013, 14:24

http://www.anydecentmusic.com/review/53 ... ports.aspx

Suede - Bloodsports: Sixth studio album, and first since they reformed in 2010, from the London band who were part of the Britpop movement
ADM rating: 7.1

10.0 | Daily Telegraph: With guitarist Richard Oakes ploughing into some unabashedly Butler-esque riffs, it sounds almost like it could be a lost record from the band’s electrifying mid-Nineties period
8.0 | Clash: This is a photocopy of the original Britpop blueprint
8.0 | BBC: A passionate and seductive creature which reminds us of how distinctive and dynamic this most underestimated band can be
8.0 | Q: An album of largely tremendous pop songs. Print edition only
8.0 | Mojo: Like their first two LPs it's produced by Ed Buller and there's much that suggests that period. Print edition only
7.0 | Uncut: It's a credible step back into the ring after years on the ropes. Print edition only
7.0 | NME: Full of trademark trashy glamour and daft pop. Print edition only
7.0 | music OMH: NEW Unlikey to disappoint many people who were fans of Suede first time round – and it’s definitely a better close to their career than A New Morning – but it’s difficult to see what it has to offer new listeners in 2013
6.0 | Drowned In Sound: NEW If it had come out in 2005 you’d say the band had arrested the decline. In 2013 it’s a bit adrift from things, but not as much as you might expect
6.0 | The Skinny: Solid (and therefore better than the last two offerings) but not spectacular (like everything they did before 1997)
6.0 | The Scotsman: Bloodsports is a handsome sounding album. If only the content matched up to the intent
6.0 | This Is Fake DIY: NEW Suede deserve some credit for being one of the few reunited bands to actually risk their reputation by recording a new album

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Re: Camden Barfly on 4th March

Postby sunshine » 14 Mar 2013, 14:24

http://www.anydecentmusic.com/review/53 ... ports.aspx

Suede - Bloodsports: Sixth studio album, and first since they reformed in 2010, from the London band who were part of the Britpop movement
ADM rating: 7.1

10.0 | Daily Telegraph: With guitarist Richard Oakes ploughing into some unabashedly Butler-esque riffs, it sounds almost like it could be a lost record from the band’s electrifying mid-Nineties period
8.0 | Clash: This is a photocopy of the original Britpop blueprint
8.0 | BBC: A passionate and seductive creature which reminds us of how distinctive and dynamic this most underestimated band can be
8.0 | Q: An album of largely tremendous pop songs. Print edition only
8.0 | Mojo: Like their first two LPs it's produced by Ed Buller and there's much that suggests that period. Print edition only
7.0 | Uncut: It's a credible step back into the ring after years on the ropes. Print edition only
7.0 | NME: Full of trademark trashy glamour and daft pop. Print edition only
7.0 | music OMH: NEW Unlikey to disappoint many people who were fans of Suede first time round – and it’s definitely a better close to their career than A New Morning – but it’s difficult to see what it has to offer new listeners in 2013
6.0 | Drowned In Sound: NEW If it had come out in 2005 you’d say the band had arrested the decline. In 2013 it’s a bit adrift from things, but not as much as you might expect
6.0 | The Skinny: Solid (and therefore better than the last two offerings) but not spectacular (like everything they did before 1997)
6.0 | The Scotsman: Bloodsports is a handsome sounding album. If only the content matched up to the intent
6.0 | This Is Fake DIY: NEW Suede deserve some credit for being one of the few reunited bands to actually risk their reputation by recording a new album


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