They’re a band born out of heartbreak and contradiction. Their sometimes down-and-out lyrics don’t fit the up-tempo dance pop that gets crowds moving, but somehow it works.
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Album review: Bloodsport – Suede
BLOODSPORTS Suede (Warner) It’s been well over a decade since the last Suede album and yet their new album is such a natural progression of what’s come before that the cellular memory kicks in straight away. And while singer Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Fanning might have appeared to have mended their errant ways with their duel project The Tears it hasn’t led to a full reconciliation.
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Phoenix declare Bankrupt!
Success doesn’t seem to have clouded French band Phoenix’s minds. While their 2009 album was titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, tipping their hat to the famous composer, they named the follow-up simply Bankrupt! The title of the band’s fifth album, out tomorrow, is a nod to the beauty of failure, guitarist Christian Mazzalai says.