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Guitar band Suede are 'Godlike geniuses'

Guitar band Suede are to be crowned Godlike Geniuses at the NME awards.

Suede, whom organisers have billed as "one of the most exciting guitar bands of all time," kick-started the Brit-pop revolution of the 1990s and have had a ground-breaking career spanning over 25 years.

Fans may be treated to a burst of their famed electric live show performances when they pick up the NME Godlike Genius Award at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 18.

Suede frontman Brett Anderson (inset) 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 acclaimed albums, including three which have been chart toppers, and countless top 10 singles.

They split in 2003 and then made a successful comeback in 2010.