With a successful career spanning more than a decade, Suede are one of Britain's most important and influential bands. 'Suede: Love And Poison' is their story, the only official and definitive biography written with the complete co-operation and involvement of the band.
Based around hours of candid interviews with all the band members, a supporting cast including Justine Frischmann, Mike Joyce, Neil Codling and Ricky Gervais, plus close friends, family and associates, the book traces the scarcely believable story of one of the most extraordinary bands of recent times.
Suede famously gatecrashed the UK music scene just over a decade ago on the back of some of the most hyperbolic press notices ever, not least the front cover of 'Melody Maker' which called them "The Best New Band in Britain" before they had even released one note of music.
This book takes us behind the headlines to their secret history, from Brett Anderson's pre-Suede musical ventures in Haywards Heath via a little known stint as a DJ in Manchester and ultimately to London and his intense three-year relationship with Justine Frischmann. Recruiting guitarist Bernard Butler, Suede were born. They spent the next two years trawling London's toilet venues before finally hitting the big time.