Brett Anderson will be in conversation in-store at Rough Trade Bristol for the launch of his 'Coal Black Mornings' book, published 1st March by Little Brown. The on-stage conversation will be followed by a book signing.
6.30pm Doors // 7.30pm In Conversation Starts // 8.15pm Audience Questions // 8.30pm Signing // 9.30pm Finish.
Monday, 5th March 2018
“‘A remarkable feat, utterly true. This decade’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’.
Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X and Girlfriend in a Coma
Brett Anderson’s evocative memoir of his childhood and early life and the creation of one of Britain’s most exciting and successful bands, Suede.
Please note: this is an uncorrected advance proof. If you wish to quote from the book, please use the finished text, available on request. Coal Black Mornings is embargoed up to and including 25th September 2018.
Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as ‘a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat’ to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede.
Anderson grew up in Hayward’s Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties. As a teenager he clashed with his eccentric taxi-driving father (who would parade around their council house dressed as Lawrence of Arabia, air-conducting his favourite composers) and adored his beautiful, artistic mother. He brilliantly evokes the seventies, the suffocating discomfort of a very English kind of poverty and the burning need for escape that it breeds. Anderson charts the shabby romance of creativity as he travelled the tube in search of inspiration, fuelled by Marmite and nicotine, and Suede’s rise from rehearsals in bedrooms, squats and pubs. And he catalogues the intense relationships that make and break bands as well as the devastating loss of his mother.
Coal Black Mornings is profoundly moving, funny and intense – a book which stands alongside the most emotionally truthful of personal stories.
2018 is the 25th anniversary of Suede’s debut album.
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