The definitive story of Suede. From the early beginnings and instant tag of the 'new saviours of rock n' roll', through lead singer Brett Anderson's relationship with Justine Frischmann who - to the delight of the national press - transferred her affections to rival band Blur's Damon Albarn to the arrival of guitar supremo Bernard Butler and the ensuing chart-topping singles, albums and sell-out tours. From Bernard's subsequent departure at the height of their fame and narcotic excesses right up to the present day, getting back together in 2010 for a series of concerts then Bloodsports, the new album, Suede: The Biography covers the band's entire career.
After being advised by his English teachers that he would get nowhere with that attitude , David Barnett quit school at 17, determined to write about pop music. He landed a job with Jackie, but was immediately transferred to action comic Commando. He caught Suede by chance on The Chart Show and dedicated his efforts to creating the ultimate Suede fanzine, Suave & Elegant. The band liked it so much they asked him to work for them and he has spent ten years following their every move, being privy to the kind of secrets that will astonish even the most devoted Suedehead.