Suede To Be Awarded Godlike Genius Prize By NME

10 February 2015, 10:37 | Updated: 10 February 2015, 10:58


The iconic Britpop group's incredible career will be marked with the lifetime achievement prize and a live performance at the NME Awards 2015.

The next legendary act to be awarded the title of Godlike Genius by NME has been announced and it's a fitting tribute for Suede, a band that's spent more than 25 years making great music.

Frontman Brett Anderson said: "It’s wonderful to be recognised, and it’s great for us having been through lots of ups and downs in our career. It’s been a real rollercoaster ride of extreme highs and lows, so to be honoured in this way 25 years after we got together is lovely, really."

The band has released six albums in their time together, splitting in 2003 and reforming in 2010 to huge acclaim. They'll be performing live at the awards show at O2 Academy Brixton on February 18.

Previous winners of the Godlike Genius prize include The Clash, The Cure, New Order and last year's winner Blondie.

Kasabian have eight nominations in the other categories for the NME Awards, with Royal Blood and Jamie T just behind them on seven.