Suede perform "Animal Nitrate" at the Brits
16 February 1993
When the NME got wind of the fact that their heroes Suede had been left off the nominations for the Brit awards, they began a weekly campaign to get them to perform at the awards on the night. Their campaign worked as the Brit Awards organisers relented and Suede's triumphant "Animal Nitrate" performance marked the beginning of a new wave of British music. The resulting single went straight into the top ten and Select magazine chose Brett Anderson as the figure head for their famous issue titled 'Yanks go home'. The cover portrayed Anderson in front of a Union Jack and announced that the British bands Suede, St Etienne, Pulp, Denim, and The Auteurs, were 'fighting for Britain'.