Culture Bunker: Suede guest - plus Lord of the Rings on Amazon, and House of the Dragon
Your pop culture update: We are joined by Brett Anderson and Mat Osman of resurgent rock’n’roll noir institution Suede to discuss their upcoming new album Autofiction, how it feels to return to the delinquent racket of their teenage years, and life as music’s most literate band. Plus we armour up for Amazon’s new adaptation of Lord of the Rings, and the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, now well into its run on Sky.
“This is our punk record, not a punk record.” - Brett Anderson
“Every few years we have to burn it all down and start again.” - Mat Osman
“I wanted to make the rock record of a 55 year old man. It's not a record about the arrogance of youth, but the vulnerability of being middle aged.” - Brett Anderson
“I'm determined not to become comfortable and irrelevant.” - Brett Anderson
“I experience just as much anxiety as a 50 year old as when I was a teenager. The problems are just different.” - Brett Anderson
“When you're an audience member, you've got a role in the performance.” - Brett Anderson
Hear all the music on our rolling playlists.
Presented and produced by Siân Pattenden, Andrew Harrison and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.
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