Friday, March 23, 2007

Brett Anderson

When Suede released their self-titled debut album in 1993, vocalist Brett Anderson endeared himself to U.K. critics longing for another David Bowie or Morrissey. Born in Haywards Heath, England, on September 29, 1967, Anderson was named after the character Lord Brett Sinclair from the TV series The Persuaders. Anderson spent much of his childhood playing sports but fantasized about becoming a rock star. In his teens, Anderson played guitar for garage bands such as the Pigs and Geoff, the latter featuring future Suede bassist Mat Osman. Anderson then formed Suede with Osman and guitarists Bernard Butler and Justine Frischmann, Anderson's girlfriend. Drummer Simon Gilbert joined Suede in 1991, but Frischmann quit the group a year later to front the band Elastica. Even before Suede's first album appeared in stores, Anderson's vague confessions about his sexuality stirred controversy in the British press. In 1993, Suede hit number one on the U.K. charts. Combining Morrissey's homoerotic posturing with Bowie's glam theatrics, Anderson achieved instant fame in England. America, however, was still spellbound by the grunge revolution and Anderson's melancholy, over-the-top vocals clashed with the raw anger of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. Although the departure of songwriting partner Butler in 1994 led many to fear Suede's eventual demise, the band continued to release critically and commercially successful albums in the U.K.

On his own, Anderson collaborated with Stina Nordenstam, and his guest vocals can be heard on the album This Is Stina Nordenstam and has made a duet with Jane Birkin in 1995 which exists in 1998 Birkin's Best Of album. He also sang the lyric "You're going to reap just what you sow" in the Children In Need charity single Perfect Day.

In 2004, after resolving their differences, Anderson and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler formed the band The Tears, who released a critically acclaimed debut album Here Come The Tears. It was produced by Bernard Butler and largely recorded at home, and featured the singles Refugees and Lovers.

In May 2006, Anderson announced details of a forthcoming solo album consisting of 11 tracks, which is set for release on 26th March 2007. He told NME that the title will be 'Brett Anderson' since "...that's my name, you see." The accompanying video for Anderson's first single Love is Dead debuted on UK television in February 2007. Recommended!

Brett Anderson - Love Is Dead
Brett Anderson - To The Winter
Brett Anderson @ MySpace

Brett Anderson - Love Is Dead

CocoRosie - La Maison De Mon Reve (2004) !!!
I Am From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends !!!
Beth Gibbons - Out Of Season
+ Babyshambles, The Arcade Fire, Cat Power, !!!, Air, Aphex Twin, Damien Rice, Blur,
Shellac, Sharko, Philippe Katerine, Modeselektor, Superlux, Architecture In Helsinki,
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Vitalic, Raymondo, etc.
Blonde Redhead - 23 (2007) !!!
Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara (2007) !!!
!!! - Myth Takes (2007) !!!
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity (2007) !!!
Arthur Russel - Another Thought (2006) !!!
Midlake - Bamnam And Silvercork !!!
+ Ellen Allien, Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy, Grizzly Bear, Bightblack Morning Light, etc.
The Mounatin Goats - Get Lonely
Pink Floyd - Meddle
The Arcade Fire - Funeral + Neon Bible (2007)
VA - Veronica Mars OST (The Dandy Warhols, Tegan & Sara, Delays, The Format, etc.)
Sugarcult - Lights Out
+ The Tea Party, Houston Calls, The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Anberlin, AFI, 30 Seconds To Mars, etc.
Indie/Alternative/Rock Albums
Piana - Ephermal
+44 - Live


Blogger bulut said...

Ziggy i was listening Beth Gibbons' "Out of Season", i dunno what to say but everyone should listen, life is generally sad. Vocal performance on the record is just amazing!
...Liked new Brett Anderson.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Saiman said...

Hi, thankyou so very much for the album links, beaucse of you i have seen many of these new indie bands in concert. If you would like my orginal pictures to post on your site i would be happy to email you some.


1:34 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I think the new album is great.

11:13 PM  

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