News Flash: Suede Weren’t “Britpop”


In the great British tradition of saying something somewhat ridiculous and controversial in order to generate buzz for your latest project, former Suede frontman Brett Anderson has taken on Britpop calling the ’90s movement “horrible” and a “whole boozy, cartoon-like, fake working-class thing” that his band had nothing to do with. This is somewhat contrary to Anderson’s appearance on the cover of Brit mag Select while posing in front of a Union Jack/being thrown into said mag’s “Battle For Britain”/promoting the band’s first album, not to mention the band’s inclusion on nearly every Britpop-themed compilation available, but hey, why not. As of today, Suede is, and was, not a Britpop act. Feel free to go back to whatever you were doing. [Guardian]