Former SUEDE stars Brett Anderson and BERNARD BUTLER reunited on stage last night (14DEC04) for the first time in a decade - to introduce their new band The Tears.

The pair, who didn't speak for almost ten years when guitarist Butler left the band in 1994, played an impromptu gig at the Zodiac in Oxford, England, to test out their new material, despite previously announcing their first live show would be tomorrow night (16DEC04) at London nightspot Heaven.

The band have released several low-key December dates and will return in the new year (16FEB05) with their biggest show yet at the London Astoria for the SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS alongside The Magic Numbers, THE DEAD 60S and NINE BLACK ALPS.

16/12/2004 05:45