Bloodsports is the name of the band’s sixth studio album, since 2002. It will be released in March. To get a taste of the album for free all you have to do is visit the Suede website here and get downloading.

On March 30, Suede will play a live show at Alexandra Palace to coincide with the release of the album.

Frontman Brett Anderson told NME: “After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. ‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely.”

Anderson explains that the album is a combination of lust, chase, love, melody and noise. Tickets to the upcoming show are available now.

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