Suede, the inimitable glam Britpop act who pretty much owned the UK music scene in the 90′s, along with Blur and Placebo, and were once hailed as ‘The Best New Band In Britain’ by Melody Maker before their debut release, The Drowners, in 1992, have reunited.

After five albums, the group split in 2003, only to return in March this year, playing three epic shows, including London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Rather than reuniting as a publicity ploy, it seems the boys are back with a vengeance, sounding better, many say, than they did at their peak.  NME says,”Suede have never sounded this brutal, so determined; the best British punk, rock n roll, sex-pop-glam band of the past 20 years. Many of the diehards present proclaimed this to be the best Suede gig they’ve ever seen.”

Their Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival gig is the first US Show for the band since 1997. The band has a string of UK dates and European festival appearances to follow.

To coincide with their return to the stage, Suede’s Best Of Collection was released digitally in the US on March 22nd, as a remixed 2 CD compilation featuring all of the biggest hits.

Pick it up in iTunes here. Download ‘The Beautiful Ones’ from their Best Of Collection here.

Photo by Andy Willsher