Sweden is a British alternative rock band, originally from London, England in 1989. Influenced by David Bowie, Sweden revives glam rock and inaugurates the era of the Britpop in 1993> . Authors of five albums between 1992 and 2002, the band split in 2003, before returning in 2010.
Brett Anderson, leader of the band, and Bernard Butler, a historic guitarist who started in 1994, form The Tears, an ephemeral experiment based on an album released in 2005, Here Come the Tears. In 2010, Suede reformed without Butler for a series of concerts then publishes Bloodsports in 2014.
After debuting in the Geoff band, singer Brett Lee Anderson and bassist Mat Osman formed Suave and Elegant in 1988 and recruited guitarist Bernard Butler. Justine Frischmann, who is then Brett's girlfriend, completes the training, meanwhile renamed Sweden>. Frischmann left the group in 1991 to continue her studies, she will then reappear within Elastica. In the beginning, Sweden used a drum machine before briefly hiring former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce. The release of their first single Be My God is canceled due to a disagreement with their label RML Records>. Joyce is quickly replaced by drummer Simon Gilbert.
Suede signs a new contract with Nude Records and is on the cover of Melody Maker even before having released her first single. The Drowners was released in May 1992 and soon followed by Metal Mickey and Animal Nitrate. Ed Buller's debut album reaches the top UK sales and wins the Mercury Music Prize in 1993> The success is such that Morrissey (former Smiths singer) will take over the song My Insatiable one, face-off B from The Drowners>. After a European tour in the spring of 1993, Sweden gives a charity concert in London> where they invite Siouxsie to perform with Bernard Butler a version of Carolyne Says by Lou Reed>. In the United States, the group faces an unexpected problem: to avoid lawsuits filed by an American artist with the same name, they must publish their records under the name The London Sweden.