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No Suede Reunion
The Quietus , February 16th, 2009 10:51

Bernard Butler hits out at Britpop's second wind

Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler has said that he finds the current slew of Britpop reunion's "embarassing" and that he "hates" the nostalgia industry that fuels the trend.

Speaking after being given a gong for his work as a producer with Duffy last week, Butler told the BBC that "There's an awful lot of Britpop reunions going on at the moment and I find it embarrassing personally. I think it's got no relevance to what's going on at the moment."

He added, "I'm obsessively opposed to nostalgia. I hate the idea of it. It doesn't work. And it doesn't interest with me at all. What's important is not what I did last week, it's what I'm going to do next week. I made great records - I love them. My kids play them now. But that's for them and everyone else."

He said that he finds his work as a producer more rewarding than the idea of going back to past glories: "If I could dedicate six months of my life to one thing, would it be somebody who's doing something that's interesting and totally new, or something that reflects something I did 15 years ago?" Butler said.

Read the Quietus' Black Sky Thinking on the reunion trend