SUEDE have been confirmed as Friday night headliners at next summer’s PennFest in the UK
SUEDE have also announced their eighth studio album ‘The Blue Hour’, released on Warner Music on the 21st September. Produced and mixed by Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery Studios, The Blue Hour is the follow up to the band’s hugely acclaimed top ten 2016 LP, ‘Night Thoughts’.
The album sees SUEDE continue to explore new ground sonically and features a choir and spoken word, as well as string arrangements from the band’s Neil Codling and one from Craig Armstrong on The Invisibles. Craig worked with the band on their 1996 LP Coming Up and on films such as Romeo + Juliet and The Bone Collector. The stirring presence of the iconic City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, who were integral to the recording of the fourteen track LP, is one of the albums most significant touches.
The Blue Hour is the final part of the triptych of albums recorded by the band since they reformed and released 2013’s ‘Bloodsports’. The record is also complemented by some of the subject matter of Brett Andersons recent memoir Coal Black Mornings.