Following their reformation in 2010, and a string of well received live appearances proving they still have what it takes, 90s Britpop icons Suede have emerged from the studio with new material for the first time in some ten years.

Now available as a free download (here), 'Barriers' was premiered on Lauren Laverne's 6Music radio show this morning. The band's frontman Brett Anderson, who released a solo album in 2011, told NME "After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it's finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. 'Barriers' isn't the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely..."

The track itself is textbook Suede and shows promising signs for the new record entitled Bloodsports (due out this March). The band also announced details of a new headline gig for London's Alexandra Palace on 30th March, which goes to show that this is one reunion that isn't just a fad but a serious comeback from a seriously good band.