Rocker Mat Osman is grateful for the boom of the Internet since Suede's split in 2003, because the web has widened the reunited group's fan base.

The Trash hitmakers parted ways a year after the release of their flop record A New Morning, but staged a comeback in 2010.

They've since played a string of shows, and Osman has credited the Internet with helping to build the band's following.

He tells Britain's Q magazine, "As soon as we re-formed we got invited out to South America and Taiwan to do shows. Kids in these places have discovered Suede by themselves.

"People talk about the Internet destroying the music business, but it has kept Suede alive even when we were, well, dead."

The band is set to release new album Bloodsports later this month (Mar13).