28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

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28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 04 Mar 2013, 19:53

Suede's Alexandra Palace warm up gig: 28th March, Rock City, Nottingham.

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 05 Mar 2013, 19:44

Support acts: Spector and Temples

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 28 Mar 2013, 23:29

They played barriers, snowblind, starts and ends, animal nitrate, metal mickey, we are the pigs, sometimes I feel, hit me, filmstar, flashboy, faultines, always, so young, trash, beautiful ones
encore: what are you not telling me, for the strangers, new generation

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 01 Apr 2013, 22:04

http://hangout.altsounds.com/reviews/15 ... -live.html
Review & Photos: Suede @ Rock City, Nottingham [Live]
28th March 2013, Rock City, Nottingham
by cfaruolo, March 30th, 2013 and has been Read 504 times.
In 1992, Suede pretty much single handedly got everyone interested in British music again, providing the glamour severely lacking from the gloomy grunge scene that had been coming at us from across the Atlantic. Suede then distanced themselves from the resulting cliquey Britpop scene and its lad rock image, before splitting in 2002, following their critically panned fifth album, which singer, Brett Anderson, now refers to as “pretty shit”.
A reunion gig for Teenage Cancer Trust and a phenomenal reaction to a series of festival appearances, prompted Suede to return to the studio to “play around with some songs” and maybe make a new album. Earlier this month that new album surfaced in the guise of Bloodsports, receiving much praise from the media and fans alike and surprisingly containing no references to ‘Nuclear skies’ or ‘council estates’.
With a huge date at Alexandra Palace just two days away, Suede chose the slightly less grand Nottingham Rock City for a warm-up show.
Proving they’re not just another 90s reformed band going through their back catalogue for a bunch of mid 30-somethings hoping to relive their youth, Suede begin their set with three tracks in a row from the aforementioned new Bloodsports album.
Album opener ‘Barriers’ is first up and got the audience crooning along to the huge sing-a-long chorus before energetically head nodding to the up-tempo ‘Snowblind,’ a classic glam rock stomper that could easily have been taken off of any Suede album. More energetic jumping up and down follows as the crowd recognise a more familiar song in ‘It Starts & Ends With You,’ Suede's first single in over a decade.
But it’s the next two songs that really sends the venue into euphoria. ‘Animal Nitrate’ and ‘Metal Mickey’ see the audience scream, jump and push towards the stage in an attempt to get closer to Brett Anderson, who leans into the crowd to grab the hoards of outstretched hands aimed towards him.
The trademark arse slapping of the young Brett Anderson of the early nineties has been missing for sometime now, but at 45 years old he’s still one of the most charismatic front men ever! Swinging the microphone, climbing on top of monitors, bouncing up and down and wiggling his hips as he laps up the adulation coming from the pit! His energy and enthusiasm on stage puts performers half his age to shame.
Brett Anderson takes a breather before the next song and finally addresses his adorers:
“Hello Nottingham. We’re ‘the Suede group’. We’re gonna play some new songs for you tonight. We’re gonna play some old songs, some fast songs and some slow songs. Hope you’re gonna like them. Here’s another oldie for you...”
The band then launch into a remarkable live version of ‘We Are The Pigs,’ before taking it down a peg with the dreamy ‘Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away’.
It’s not long until the audience are once again in a frenzy and I’m barged out the way by some teenagers jumping around like a couple of nutters, as the opening riff to ‘Killing Of A Flashboy’ fills Nottingham Rock City. The fact that these teenagers are going nuts to a B-Side from a single released before they were even born just goes to show the legacy Suede has, and their relevance to today’s youth.
New tracks ‘Faultlines’ and ‘Always’ are followed by the timeless ‘So Young’ and the Suede fan anthems ‘Trash’ and ‘Beautiful Ones’ which results in the entire 2000 capacity singing along to every word!
A brief fag backstage and the band return for an encore of ‘What Are You Not Telling Me?’ and ‘For The Strangers’. “Thank you all for joining us at the Suede Nottingham Tea Party” Brett says “It’s been lovely, we’ve never been here before. Or have we?” he asks the crowd with a confused look on his face “Come on, someone must know. Have we been here before?”. He then shrugs his shoulders and says “Either way, we’ve had a great time and we’d love to come back…if you’ll have us again”. The crowd cheer in approval and a huge cheeky grin takes over Brett Anderson’s face!
Suede wrap up their set with ‘New Generation’ which seems a fitting statement (intentional or not). The venue tonight is a mixture of fans old and new, and with all but one track ('Sabotage') from the new album being in the set list tonight, it’s clear Suede is now appealing to a whole new generation of fans. The only criticism from tonight’s gig is that there were so many hits and tracks that Suede didn’t play. But when you have a back catalogue as good and as big as Suede’s and a remarkable new album to fit into just 1 hour 40 minutes, there’s not much else you can do. A truly triumphant return!

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 02 Apr 2013, 19:53

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news ... imate_gig/
Suede showcase new album in intimate gig
1st April 2013
Suede treated fans to an airing of their new album 'Bloodsports' at an intimate gig at Nottingham's Rock City on Thursday night.
The 'Trash' rockers took to the stage at a packed-out Rock City in Nottingham - their first show in the city since 1992 - for a 70-minute set largely compiling songs from their comeback album, interspersed with classic hits.
Opening with the first three tracks from the album, 'Barriers', 'Snowblind' and latest single 'It Starts and Ends With You', the crowd were in a frenzied excitement even before the familiar sounds of 'Animal Nitrate' and 'Metal Mickey' kicked in, with frontman Brett Anderson regularly disappearing out of sight as he was swamped by adoring fans.
One such moment, during B-side and fan favourite 'Killing Of A Flashboy' saw him resurface with his trademark black shirt torn down to the navel, prompting him to quip: "Yeah, thanks for that".
The set ended with 1996 singles 'Trash' and 'Beautiful Ones', with every word sung along by the audience.
The group then returned for a three-track encore of 'What Are You Not Telling Me', 'For The Strangers', and 'New Generation'.
The show was a warm-up for the group's gig at London's Alexandra Palace.

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 02 Apr 2013, 19:54

http://www.nottinghamlive.co.uk/live/20 ... arch-2013/
Live Review – SUEDE – Rock City – 28 March 2013
March 30, 2013
90′s Britpop legends Suede are back and hit Nottingham this past week, Emma Lane went along to catch Brett Anderson and co in action.
The band that were at the forefront of Britpop came to Nottingham for the first time in over 20 years and played to a packed out Rock City on Thursday night. Amazingly, this was the first time they had played Rock City but they soon made up for it with a blistering 80 minute set.
This was primarily a warm up gig for their Ally Pally show on the 30th but it didn’t show and they sounded as fresh and well rehearsed as ever (even the songs that had never been played live before). Front man Brett Anderson looked remarkably unchanged and was quickly shimmying across the stage with his Jagger like hip-shaking.
They kicked off their set with the opening three numbers from their first release in over ten years, ‘Bloodsports’, all of which were well received by the crowd. Moving swiftly on to Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey and We are The Pigs which sent the crowd mental, egged on by Anderson who was standing on the monitors leaning towards the masses.
Although the band played near enough the whole of the new album it was well balanced with old classics with both being equally well received by a crowd who were just very happy to see them live again. They even threw in the B-Side, Killing of A Flash Boy, at which point Anderson got dragged into the crowd, only to emerge at the end with most of his shirt hanging off. Not that anyone was complaining, including Anderson and the rest of the band who seemed to be enjoying reliving the good old days.
It’s a shame that this album’s release has been overshadowed by Bowie’s The Next Day, as you get the feeling that this could have brought them back into the mainstream again if it had been given the chance and the right airplay.
Still, the audience and the band had an amazing night, bringing the show to an almighty end with Trash and Beautiful Ones which seemed to finish both the audience and the band off. A quick encore and they were done. It was all over far too quickly, but a brilliantly energetic show that proves why they were, and still are, one of the best bands in Britain.
Now in their mid-forties and less prone to the massive drug use that inspired some of their biggest hits, this hopefully spells a new lease of life for the band and potentially a full tour at some point.
Bloodsports is available in stores and online now.
Live Review by Emma Lane

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Re: 28th March - Rock City, Nottingham

Postby sunshine » 04 Apr 2013, 06:37

http://drownedinsound.com/gigs/45379/reviews/4146237
Suede + Temples: Rock City, Nottingham
by Dom Gourlay
April 2nd, 2013
It's been something of a whirlwind twelve months for Temples. This time last year it was still the bedsit project of guitarist/singer James Bagshaw and bass player Tom Warmsley. Then their four-track demo created such a buzz in A&R world that Heavenly signed them almost immediately. Since then, they've recruited drummer Sam Toms and keyboard player Adam Smith, relocated from hometown Kettering to the bright lights of London, and currently find themselves opening for Suede at the personal request of Brett Anderson and co. Next month they've been invited to tour with The Vaccines while both Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher have cited them as the best new band in Britain all on the back of one single release, last November's 'Shelter Song'. No pressure then!
Taking influences from the past while keeping their eyes firmly fixed on the future, Temples' sound hovers somewhere between pivotal psychedelic outfits Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Chocolate Watch Band, T Rex and first album Coral with a dash of Brian Jonestown thrown in for good measure. More importantly, even from the handful of songs aired during their half hour set this evening it's clear 'Shelter Song' was no flash in the pan. Opener 'The Golden Throne' and forthcoming single 'Colours To Life' take widescreen pop to an ethereal level, while the glam stomp of 'Keep In The Dark' and whimsical 'Sand Dance' highlight Temples versatility as songwriters. Of course, it is still early days yet, but the signs are there that Temples could be the first band from these shores in a long while capable of justifying the hype.
It's taken Suede a long time to reach Nottingham's Rock City. Twenty-one years in fact from the release of their first record. Which considering the history of the venue, makes it even more surprising that tonight marks Suede's first ever visit to the city's famous landmark. Not that Brett Anderson and his band seem daunted by the occasion. In forty-eight hours time they'll be playing to 10,000 people at London's Alexandra Palace, making this evening's low-key warm up something of an intimate affair by comparison.
For a band who reached their commercial peak a decade-and-a-half ago, they've managed to retain a loyal, if occasionally rabid fanbase, the buzz around the venue prior to their entrance on stage matching only that of former tour partners Manic Street Preachers in recent memory. Visibly spurred on by such an enthusiastic reception, Anderson turns back the clock in seismic fashion, delivering a most energetic and genuinely inspirational performance throughout.
What's most impressive about this newly revitalised Suede mkII is the way they challenge both themselves and the audience. That they pull it off with consummate ease is testament to the way they refuse to simply go through the motions. Instead, they play nine songs - precisely half the set - off the well-received return to form that is Bloodsports. Of those, both 'Faultlines' and 'Always' make their live debuts this evening yet for the former's grandiosity ("Celebrate, this is your time") and the latter's desolate magnificence we'd be none the wiser had Anderson not mentioned it prior to introducing the pair.
'Snowblind''s killer riffage; arguably Richard Oakes best performance since the Coming Up era and 'For The Strangers' elegant beauty also being particular highlights, it's left to the tried and tested likes of 'Animal Nitrate', 'Trash' and 'Beautiful Ones' to send the whole room into orbit several times over.
"Thank you for having us!" declares a sweat-drenched Anderson as 'New Generation' brings the encore to a close. Not at all Brett, the pleasure really was all ours. Simply magnificent.


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