But only if its good enough...

Suede could release new material - but only if Brett Anderson believes the tracks are good enough.

Returning last year, Suede delighted fans. The band's sexy, swinging androgynous frame stood further away from lumpen British rock than ever, sashaying through a series of special live shows.

Initially returning for one show, the band have confirmed a series of extra performances. Suede are due to play their opening three albums - 'Suede', 'Dog Man Star' and 'Coming Up' - in their entirety later this year.

However the question of new material has been raised time and time again. Since Suede split in 2002 singer Brett Anderson has released material under his own name, but could be tempted to record new songs with the band.

Speaking to XFM, the frontman explained that the problem was living up to the band's expectations. "One thing I've really learned from re-forming the band is what I've regretted releasing," he told the station.

"Maybe the last Suede album, the reaction to it. I kind of regret that. Nothing would see the light of day unless I was really, really excited about it. So there's a possibility we could do some writing together but no one ever knows about it."

The final Suede album was 'New Morning' which was mauled by critics. The band are preparing a re-issue of their back catalogue, with extensive unreleased material added to their five studio albums.

The project will be "the definitive collection of pretty much everything we released in 14 years together and some stuff that we didn't", Anderson said, "flawed, strange and sometimes beautiful".

Suede are set to tour this summer, with upcoming shows including three dates in Brixton Academy this May covering their opening three albums.

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