March 12, 2013

It's a week for Bloodsports...

Suede is streaming their new album Bloodsports on NPR and The Guardian sites and it's sounding amazing! Varied sounds, meaty playing and proper melodies. Lyrically, Brett is on the mark, especially on the gorgeous album opener, Barriers. First faves are Hit Me, It Starts And Ends With You and For The Strangers. There's been much made of the fact that they're releasing this album at the same time their icon David Bowie is releasing The Next Day, but I actually [whispers] prefer the romanticism of Bloodsports to gritty rock on the Bowie. 

There's been a huge amount of press for the record, including interviews with The Quietus and The Guardian. Poplifer has been doing a brilliant, very personal series on the band (part one here) that includes a track by track.

Bloodsports is out on March 18/19 worldwide.

1 comment:

countpopula said...

Both are great, but the Suede is the best version of Suede since Trash in what, '95? Faultlines is an amazing song too, while Hit Me should have been single #1. Great record through and through.