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Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn

After its eagerly anticipated hardback release last year, Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn is being released as a paperback version on 5th November. Ideal Christmas present for the Suede fan or book lover in your life or as a gift to oneself.

Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn is the second memoir by Brett Anderson following on from Brett's first memoir and top ten bestseller Coal Black Mornings.

The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete southern wankers' - is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson, whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet. Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands - gigs at ULU, the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor - and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one. But in these halcyon days, their potential was undeniable. Anderson's creative partnership with guitarist Bernard Butler exposed a unique and brilliant hybrid of lyric and sound; together they were a luminescent team - burning brightly and creating some of the era's most revered songs and albums.

In Afternoons with the Blinds drawn, Anderson unflinchingly explores his relationship with addiction, heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed, and clear-eyed on his youthful persona. 'As a young man . . . I oscillated between morbid self-reflection and vainglorious narcissism' he writes. His honesty, sharply self-aware and articulate, makes this a compelling autobiography, and a brilliant insight into one of the most significant bands of the last quarter century.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group ISBN: 9780349143644 Number of pages: 288 Weight: 240 g Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm

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