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Suede share new single That Boy On The Stage

Suede, 2022 press photo
(Image credit: Dean Chalkley)

Suede have released a new single That Boy On The Stage, offering a third preview of their forthcoming ninth studio album, Autofiction.

Frontman Brett Anderson has described Autofiction as Suede's "punk record,” stating that it's “Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess."

Recorded live at Konk Studios in London, the album finds Anderson, Simon Gilbert, Mat Osman, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling joining long-term collaborator Ed Buller who first worked with Suede on their debut single The Drowners, back in May 1992.

The new single, meanwhile, is a reflection upon the supercharged version of Anderson who fronts Suede onstage: "It’s about persona," the singer says. "It’s about the people we become."

Autofiction is scheduled for release on September 16 via BMG.

“Autofiction has a natural freshness, it's where we want to be,” Brett Anderson says.

The album tracklist is:

1. She Still Leads Me On
2. Personality Disorder
3. 15 Again
4. The Only Way I Can Love You
5. That Boy On The Stage
6. Drive Myself Home
7. Black Ice
8. Shadow Self
9. It's Always The Quiet Ones
10. What Am I Without You?
11. Turn Off Your Brain And Yell

Suede will head out on a UK record shop tour throughout September, with further UK and European live shows scheduled for October.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.