Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Suede with special guests The Frank and Walters

"Night Thoughts honors Suede’s longstanding place in Brit-rock history as theatrical brooders with a penchant for pop and post-punk, while also celebrating the five-piece’s growth by supplying listeners with another round of swirling dance ballads and operatic, Dog Man Star-ry ruminations."

– Spin

Described by Melody Maker in 1992 as ‘The Best New Band in Britain’, Suede has been widely lauded as the instigators of Britpop, paving the way for bands such as Blur and Pulp.

However, the band, which has had three UK number one albums with three very different albums, disowned Britpop in 1994, with their grand, tragic second album 'Dog Man Star'.

The album propelled the twisted androgyny of their live show and newly-recruited 17-year-old boy wonder Richard Oakes on the world in 1995.

They then retreated and galvanised before unleashing the sheeny pop majesty of 'Coming Up' against all odds in 1996, before plugging their sound into a live power outlet with Steve Osbourne to make the electronic-influenced 'Head Music' in 1999.

Descending into illness and addiction that year, it almost stopped with the nineties. But it didn’t…

In 2010, the English alternative rock band returned to settle unfinished business by triumphantly peacocking across the Royal Albert Hall, before taking their completely rejuvenated live show across the planet’s festivals.

Feeling that they’d taken the nostalgia as far as they could, Suede then entombed themselves in the studio for all of 2012 and erupted from it so confidently that 2013’s 'Bloodsports' album went directly into the top 10 and they were off again.

2015 saw them crowned 'Godlike Genius' at the NME Awards and they performed as the headline act on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury.

They have just released another ambitious record, the stunning ‘Night Thoughts’, which is accompanied by a feature film of the same name directed by acclaimed photographer Roger Sargent.

The film will provide the backdrop for the first half of their set at the Absolut Big Top this July, before the band move onto a traditional set featuring many of their greatest hits.

Indie stars The Frank and Walters hail from Cork but they've been all over the world during their celebrated and critically acclaimed career. They're synonymous with great albums, radio hits (with classics such as ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’ & ‘After All’ reaching the top twenty in the UK Singles Chart) and their elecrifying live shows.

They're back with their new album 'Songs for the Walking Wounded', which is packed with a whole new collection of knockout anthems.