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- Posted on Jan 24th 2011 9:15AM by Andrew Kerr
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As previously reported by Spinner, singer Anderson alluded to the band working together again in 2011 after their reunion show at London's O2 Arena in early December.
True to his word, last week the band announced a series of gigs for May where they'll be playing the first three Suede albums -- 'Suede,' 'Dog Man Star' and 'Coming Up' -- at London's O2 Academy Brixton. They've also been lined up to play Spanish festival SOS 4.8 and Coachella in California.
Now the singer has told XFM (via the NME) that there's a chance the band could start writing new material. Anderson said, "There's a possibility we could do some writing together but no-one ever knows about it. Nothing would see the light of day unless I was really, really excited about it."
Of the London shows, running from May 19 to 21, Anderson believes revisiting songs that have laid dormant for going on 20 years is a challenge to be embraced, "Sometimes you can get quite used to just banging through the hits when you're touring. Looking through your back catalogue and being challenged by it ... is probably quite good for you as a musician."
The May dates won't be the first time Suede have done a string of album-a-night shows. In 2003 the Londoners played their five albums on successive nights at London's ICA. That year was also the last year they released any new material -- double A-side single 'Attitude'/'Golden Gun'.