First up I should apologies for a distinct lack of posts on the site over the past year or so. This is mostly attributed to becoming a new Father to a wonderful baby boy called Maximilian and having next to no time to be honest!
Also The Insatiable Ones crew have been doing a stand-up job in helping to promote both Suede and Brett news in my absence (I would certainly encourage you to follow them if not already)
So with that I am going to try and post more stuff now, especially as there is some exciting Brett news for 2018! I’m under no illusion that most people who read this post will know this already, but humor me.
BRETT WILL RELEASE HIS MEMOIRS, ‘COAL BLACK MORNINGS‘, IN MARCH 2018
Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as ‘a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat’ to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede.
Anderson grew up in Hayward’s Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties. As a teenager he clashed with his eccentric taxi-driving father (who would parade around their council house dressed as Lawrence of Arabia, air-conducting his favourite composers) and adored his beautiful, artistic mother. He brilliantly evokes the seventies, the suffocating discomfort of a very English kind of poverty and the burning need for escape that it breeds. Anderson charts the shabby romance of creativity as he travelled the tube in search of inspiration, fuelled by Marmite and nicotine, and Suede’s rise from rehearsals in bedrooms, squats and pubs. And he catalogues the intense relationships that make and break bands as well as the devastating loss of his mother.
Coal Black Mornings is profoundly moving, funny and intense – a book which stands alongside the most emotionally truthful of personal stories.
So there you have the main news, now some more recent developments…
Brett will also be doing a small number of book signings / readings!
Now this news is not 100% official yet, but 3 dates were spotted on the Little, Brown events page recently so keep a close eye out for further details as they come.