The fathers of Britpop who left the party early

Suede, the pioneers of Britpop, were a forgotten force by the time it peaked in 1997. They simply never recovered from the departure of guitarist Bernard Butler in 1994, whose partnership with frontman Brett Anderson was vital to the group.

Described as “the best new band in Britain” by Melody Marker in the early 1990s, they are probably best remembered for the single ‘So Young’ and documenting one of pop’s most memorable love triangles.

Anderson seemingly never got over his teenage sweetheart Justine Frischmann, the eventual lead singer of Elastica, who left him for Damon Albarn of Blur.
And the whole story’s there in the lyrics of Suede and Blur’s songs.