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Out Today : Belle and Sebastian - 'Days of the Bagnold Summer' OST





Belle and Sebastian's soundtrack album to the forthcoming motion picture 'Days of the Bagnold Summer' is out today on LP, CD and all digital formats and can be streamed or purchased here.

Track listing :

01. Sister Buddha (Intro)
02. I Know Where The Summer Goes
03. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
04. Jill Pole
05. I’ll Keep It Inside
06. Safety Valve
07. The Colour’s Gonna Run
08. Another Day, Another Night
09. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
10. Wait And See What The Day Holds
11. Sister Buddha
12. This Letter
13. We Were Never Glorious

Belle and Sebastian on Tour
Thursday, October 31 L'Aéronef, Lille FR
Friday, November 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 2 Le Krakatoa, Mérignac FR
Sunday, November 3 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR
Monday, November 4 Baluarte, Pamplona ES
Wednesday, November 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon PT
Friday, November 8 Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES

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Belle and Sebastian - "This Letter"



Ahead of the release of their original soundtrack Days of the Bagnold Summer, out next Friday September 13th, Belle and Sebastian have premiered a new song from the album today, "This Letter." The second single from this album, the new track follows July's release of "Sister Buddha."



Days of the Bagnold Summer Pre-Order

Belle and Sebastian on Tour
Thursday, October 31 L'Aéronef, Lille FR
Friday, November 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 2 Le Krakatoa, Mérignac FR
Sunday, November 3 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR
Monday, November 4 Baluarte, Pamplona ES
Wednesday, November 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon PT
Friday, November 8 Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES

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VIDEO: Belle and Sebastian – Pitchfork Festival 2019



Earlier this summer, Belle and Sebastian performed their 1996 classic If You're Feeling Sinister in full for the first time in North America at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Pitchfork has premiered two videos from that set today, "Me and the Major" and "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying."





Belle and Sebastian release their original soundtrack for the film Days of the Bagnold Summer in just two weeks. A link to pre-order the record and hear the lead single "Sister Buddha" is available HERE.

Belle and Sebastian on Tour
Friday, November 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 2 Le Krakatoa, Mérignac FR
Sunday, November 3 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR
Monday, November 4 Baluarte, Pamplona ES
Wednesday, November 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon PT
November 8-9, Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES

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Coming September 13 : Belle and Sebastian - 'Days of the Bagnold Summer'



"Sister Buddha" video, directed by Stuart Murdoch

(photo by Marisa P. Murdoch)

'Days of the Bagnold Summer' began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird ("The Inbetweeners", "Friday Night Dinner"), and is now a wonderful, rich, bittersweet, and warmly welcoming original soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian, to be released September 13.



The announcement arrives with first single “Sister Buddha'” and its accompanying video (above).. The anthemic song is led by shards of melodic guitar and Stuart Murdoch’s compassionate lyrics and soaring vocals, telling of a protagonist in search of an escape from "the thrills, the pills, the circus ring" of daily life, brimming with a message of inner strength and solidarity.

'Days Of The Bagnold Summer' features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying,” originally appearing on 1996's If You’re Feeling Sinister, and “I Know Where The Summer Goes,” from 1998's 'This Is Just a Modern Rock Song' EP.

'Days Of The Bagnold Summer' is set for release in 2020 and features Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe, Tamsin Greig and Elliot Speller-Gillot. It's a tender, touching and acutely observed coming-of-age story, which tells of a heavy-metal-loving teenager’s holiday plans falling through at the last minute, leading to him having to spend the summer with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum. The film is set for release in 2020. 


preorder 'Days of The Bagnold Summer'
stream / download "Sister Buddha"





'Days of the Bagnold Summer' is the latest outside-the-box accomplishment from storied Glasgow 6-piece Belle and Sebastian, comprised of Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Dave McGowan, and Bobby Kildea. The last two years have seen them go against conventional practice by releasing a trilogy of EPs to some of the best reviews of their career, and launch and curate their own four-day music festival at sea in The Boaty Weekender, continuing the individualist streak that has characterized them from day one.


Did Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian’s lead singer and songwriter, know the comic book before Bird, a longtime fan, approached the band to write the soundtrack? “No, I didn’t,” he admits. “But its style and its atmosphere set me off straight away. I read it on a Friday, and by Monday I pretty much had all my ideas lined up. What was great was that Simon hadn’t shot anything then.” He laughs. “You want to get in early, because that way you can start having late night conversations with the director about The Graduate, or whatever. We all have fantasies about those great movies of the Sixties and the Seventies. If you going to get involved with a project like this, you want to do it right.”


Interspersing some of their most casually gorgeous songs in recent memory with wildly transportal instrumentals, 'Days of the Bagnold Summer' is something of a scenic detour from the band’s recent work, largely exchanging the funk, soul and psych of the How To Solve Our Human Problems triptych for more pastoral and acoustic textures. Ones that make lyrical use of strings, French horn, banjo and the occasional trumpet.


Some inspiration may have stemmed from revisiting past plains: “‘Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying’ is a song from our second LP [the seminal If You’re Feeling Sinister from 1996],” says Murdoch. “Simon was adamant he wanted to use it. He’s a proper fan of the group.” The former was re-recorded for the soundtrack along with another B&S classic, “I Know Where The Summer Goes,” originally appearing on 1998 EP This Is Just A Modern Rock Song. Bird also went for a song called “Safety Valve,” (“I wrote a song to you/ I poured my soul in it/ now I’m feeling flat/ I want my soul back”), not knowing he’d stumbled upon Belle and Sebastian collector’s gold dust. “That one’s ancient,” says Murdoch. “It predates the band; it’s maybe 25 years old. The only time I can remember ever playing it was in a coffee shop with a friend of mine, and people scratching their heads. There was only a verse and a chorus, so I went back to it, and revised the words. It’s a simple song about being over-reliant on a particular person - probably my girlfriend at the time. But it seems to work okay here, too.”


The single “Sister Buddha” serves as a loose ‘theme’, appearing at the beginning and towards the end of the album. While not originally written for the film, it struck a chord with Bird: “It just came from my present interest in Buddhism. Simon picked up on it, wanting to have something uplifting at the end of movie, and we were happy for him to have it”.


Another new track, written by Murdoch specifically for the film this time, is “Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?” (“Did the day go just like you wanted?/ Or did you hold on with your fingernails?”). “That came out so quickly. It’s based on the relationship between the mum and the son. I guess I used my own experience a bit, feeling it: the situation they are in.”


The brief and spacious “Another Day, Another Night” (“Another day, another night/ I spend my life not-thinking about you”) was written by Sarah Martin. “In the screenplay, the mum is a richer character than in the book, and I was taken by that,” she says. “This is really her song: she doesn’t have much of a facade; she’s not robust. There’s a point when she thinks about an old boyfriend, and her whole past, with all its regrets, suddenly opens up before her. I love her character.”


“Jill Pole,” an instrumental waltz of windswept harmonica and violin, contributes an almost prairie-like expanse and melancholy, while the baroque-tinged “We Were Never Glorious” draws down the curtain with wistful clarinet and snippets of dialogue from the film.


Is releasing a soundtrack a different prospect from releasing a regular album? Would a Belle and Sebastian fan notice the difference if they didn’t know? “Everything we do that becomes an album is a big deal for us,” says Murdoch. “We’re quietly pleased with how the collaboration went, but the truth is that you don’t know what’s going to happen when it goes out into the world, and people hear it.” Martin thinks it is slightly different from other records they’ve put out. “It’s more consistent, probably, than most of our albums. Soundtracks are a deeper cut. They’re not a big pop statement.” But is making music for film that different than making it for a listener? “The whole thing with music is to make a good moment better,” Murdoch says. “Deeper, more thrilling, more heartfelt.” - Rachel Cooke






Belle and Sebastian on tour :


Tuesday, July 2 The Leadmill, Sheffield UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 3 Albert Hall, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, July 4 O2 Academy, Oxford UK (SOLD OUT)/

Wednesday, July 10, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, July 11 Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
Friday, July 12 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July 13 House of Blues, Boston MA
Monday, July 15 M Telus, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 18 The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, July 19 House Of Blues, Cleveland OH
Saturday, July 20, Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL *
Sunday, July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Tuesday, July 23 Weesner Family Amphitheater, Minnesota MN
Thursday, July 25 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary AB
Thursday August 8 The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona ES
Friday, November 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 2 Le Krakatoa, Mérignac FR
Sunday, November 3 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR
Monday, November 4 Baluarte, Pamplona ES
Wednesday, November 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon PT
November 8-9, Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES

* performing If You’re Feeling Sinister 

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Belle and Sebastian - Brooklyn Steel, July 10


Belle and Sebastian have added a NYC show to their summer mini-tour with a Wednesday July 10 date at Brooklyn Steel.  There's a presale tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5) at 10am (code :BELLE2019) and the general sale starts Friday at 10am eastern time.

Stream / purchase 'How To Solve Our Human Problems'

Belle and Sebastian on tour :
Tuesday, July 2 The Leadmill, Sheffield UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 3 Albert Hall, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, July 4 O2 Academy, Oxford UK (SOLD OUT)/
Wednesday, July 10, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, July 11 Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
Friday, July 12 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July 13 House of Blues, Boston MA
Monday, July 15 M Telus, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 18 The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, July 19 House Of Blues, Cleveland OH
Saturday, July 20, Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL *
Sunday, July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Tuesday, July 23 Weesner Family Amphitheater, Minnesota MN
Thursday, July 25 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary AB
Thursday August 8 The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona ES
November 8-9, Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES

* performing If You’re Feeling Sinister 

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Belle and Sebastian - North America Summer 2019


In addition to August's hotly anticipated Boaty Weekender cruise with guests Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, Japanese Breakfest and many others, Belle and Sebastian have confirmed 8 summer appearances in the US and Canada. Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 10am local time.

Belle and Sebastian on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, July 11 Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
Friday, July 12 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July 13 House of Blues, Boston MA
Monday, July 15 M Telus, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 18 The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, July 19 House Of Blues, Cleveland OH
Sunday, July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Thursday August 8 The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona ES

Stream / purchase 'How To Solve Our Human Problems'

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Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah 2018 + The Boaty Weekender



Yo La Tengo's annual series of Hanukkah shows to benefit their chosen charities resumed in 2017 at Lower Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom and continues for another 8-night (duh) run at said venue running this December 2 thru the 9th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 14 at noon eastern time, and no-fee tickets are available in person at the Mercury Lounge box office starting the same day/time (cash only).



In addition, Yo La Tengo have been confirmed to participate in next August's Belle and Sebastian curated Boaty Weekender.  Tickets/info here.

previously announced dates :

Tuesday, September 11 Columbus Theater, Providence RI
Wednesday, September 12 Kingston BSP, Kingston NY
Thursday, September 13 The Asbury, Buffalo NY
Friday, September 14 The Majestic, Detroit MI
Saturday, September 15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Monday, September 17 Delmar Hall, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 18 The Lyric, Oxford MI
Thursday, September 20 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Friday, September 21 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Saturday, September 22 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Sunday, September 23 Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, October 8th – Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
Tuesday, October 9th – Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan
Wednesday, October 10th – Tsutaya O-East – Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, February 6th - Teatro Capitolio - Lisbon, PT
Thursday, February 7th - Hard Club - Porto, PT
Friday, February 8th - Sala Capitol - Santiago de Compostela - ES Saturday, February 9th - Teatro Victoria Eugenia - San Sebastian, ES Monday, February 11th - Sala La Riviera - Madrid, ES
Tuesday, February 12th - Oasis Club Teatro - Zaragoza, ES
Wednesday, February 13th - Sala Apolo - Barcelona, ES
Saturday, February 16th- L'Aeronef - Lille, FR
Sunday, February 17th - EartH - Hackney, UK
Monday, February 18th - EartH - Hackney, UK

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The Boaty Weekender : LIneup Reveal, Ticket Presale commences September 14



Belle & Sebastian are thrilled to announce the initial lineup for The Boaty Weekender, their curated, four-day music festival at sea and holiday experience, sailing from Barcelona to Cagliari, Sardinia, 8-12 August 2019. Joining the legendary Scottish host band is an eclectic mix of acts including Mogwai, a reunited Camera Obscura, Django Django, Alvvays, The Buzzcocks, Japanese Breakfast, Honeyblood, HINDS, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilüfer Yanya, Whyte Horses , Tracyanne and Danny and more to be announced.
“It’s the start of September, Belle and Sebastian are facing the autumn term, back in the studio, back to the blackboard, sharpening their plectrums, already dreaming of next summer.

If only there was something to look forward to, a party, an adventure, something on the horizon, something to take the chill out of the thought of winter...

The Boaty Weekender: a sail around the Med, a nice little trip with friends, some of the best people, in some of the best places!

We’ve asked around, we collected the first shipmates. They’re going to earn their passage by playing their best for you, digging deep into their musical reservoirs.

We’re really going to try to make this a great holiday. We’d love to have you along for the trip!

“I thought about a new destination
I'm never short of new inspiration
Roll out the map and mark it with a gin!”
- Belle & Sebastian



The Boaty Weekender marks the 20th anniversary of Belle & Sebastian’s legendary 1998 Bowlie Weekender – a landmark in DIY festivals. The four-day floating festival and luxury holiday cruise around the Mediterranean, is a natural continuation of the band’s special and unmediated relationship with their fans for over three decades.

In addition to multiple performance by each band across 5 stages, this fan and band holiday experience will play host to one-of-a-kind artist collaborations, insightful Q&As, storyteller and panel sessions, theme parties, group activities, custom event merchandise and more. Guests who book in the first 350 staterooms will get access to a special performance of Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant – an album never before performed in its entirety. Those who reserve a stateroom at any point during the pre-sale will receive an exclusive Boaty Weekender Vinyl for their collection.

For the best selection of staterooms, fans are encouraged to register for the pre-sale of The Boaty Weekender. For more information and news on line-up announcements, visit online at http://www.theboatyweekender.com/

Belle & Sebastian announce 'The Boaty Weekender'



photo by Gaelle Beri

Are you a veteran festival goer only now beginning to feel like your time in the trenches is over? You're a stalwart of the indie stages, but quite frankly mud doesn't tan.

Say no more, this morning Belle & Sebastian have announced a four day festival cruise around the Mediterranean, sailing to Sardinia from Barcelona and back from August 8th - 12th 2019

The cruise will feature performances across five stages from some of your favourite acts, as well as a specially curated line-up of emerging artists too.
“We have got our hands on quite a large boat, and we’re loading it up with some ace groups for a four-day sail round The Med. Welcome to The Boaty Weekender: our new take on an old classic, The Bowlie Weekender. Join us August 8–12, 2019 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade as we depart from Barcelona and make our way to Cagliari, Sardinia to spend some time on dry land with you beautiful groovers. We want to do it right. Let’s have yoga and cocktails and club nights and themed balls and crèches and quizzes and scrabble tournaments – and gigs. Gigs upon gigs from some of our good friends and favourite acts in rock ‘n’ roll across five stages throughout the ship - and instead of stumbling home to a damp tent in a dark field, saunter back to a plush bed in your own stateroom on a luxury liner. - Belle & Sebastian

For full details and line-up news, check The Boaty Weekender official site.





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VIDEO: Belle and Sebastian - "Poor Boy" + "The Belle and Sebastian Mixtape Maker"



Belle and Sebastian have released a video for "Poor Boy," a track from EP3 of How To Solve Our Human Problems. The video, which features Stuart and company on a normal evening off, is directed by Oscar Sansom & Ciaran Lyons of The Forest of Black.



In conjunction with the release of the new video, the group has also announced "The Belle and Sebastian Mixtape Maker," which allows you to create a sharable Spotify playlist and customized image that replicates the How To Solve Our Human Problems cover.

Belle and Sebastian are currently on tour with Julien Baker in the United Kingdom. They'll be touring North America this June, with support from Snail Mail, Perfume Genius and others.

Upcoming Tour Dates
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Wed-02-May - Australia, Perth - Astor Theatre
Fri-04-May - Australia, St Kilda - Palais Theatre
Sat-05-May - Australia, Sydney - Sydney Opera House
Mon-07-May - Australia, Brisbane Qld - Tivoli
Fri-25-May - UK, Glasgow - Galvanizers Yard
Tue-Jun-05 - Portland, ME - State Theatre**
Wed-Jun-06 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall**
Fri-Jun-08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium***
Sat-Jun-09 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^
Sun-Jun-10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle^+
Mon-Jun-11 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre^
Sat-Jun-16 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
Sun-Jun-17 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory^
Tue-Jun-19 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater+
Wed-Jun-20 - Sundance, UT - Sundance Amphitheater+
Fri-Jun-22 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park+
Mon-Jun-25 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater+
Thu-Jun-28 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre+
Fri-Jun-29 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre+
Sat-Jun-30 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre+

(* - with Julien Baker)
(** - with Snail Mail)
(*** - with Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos)
(^ - with Men I Trust)
(+ with Japanese Breakfast)

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OUT TODAY: Belle and Sebastian "How To Solve Our Human Problems" EP3 / CD / Box Set



Today Belle and Sebastian released their third EP in as many months, concluding the trilogy "How To Solve Our Human Problems." The CD version compiling all fifteen tracks from the series is available today too-- as is the limited edition box set containing all 3 EPs  and poster insert.

Belle and Sebastian are on the road in Europe through the end of March, soon to be joined by Julien Baker. Then they'll make their way across North America in June, supported on select dates by Perfume Genius and Snail Mail. Tickets for all dates are listed below and on sale now.

If all this weren't enough, the group took a poll this week asking fans to contribute their thoughts to "Bowlie on a Boat," a European cruise commemorating the 20th anniversary of their self-produced music festival Bowlie Weekender. The poll is live and awaiting your input here.



"How To Solve Our Human Problems" EP3
1. Poor Boy
2. Everything Is Now (Part Two)
3. Too Many Tears
4. There Is An Everlasting Song
5. Best Friend


Buy / Listen to EP3 here: http://smarturl.it/HTSOHP_Pt3

Buy / Listen to all EPs here: http://mat-r.co/HTSOHPx3
TOUR DATES 
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall *
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre *
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre *
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City *
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall *
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange *
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome *
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic *
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House *
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Wed-02-May – Australia, Perth – Astor TheatreFri-
04-May – Australia, St Kilda – Palais Theatre
Sat-05-May – Australia, Sydney – Sydney Opera House
Mon-07-May – Australia, Brisbane Qld – Tivoli
Fri-25-May – UK, Glasgow – Galvanizers Yard
Tue-Jun-05 – Portland, ME – State Theatre**
Wed-Jun-06 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall**
Fri-Jun-08 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium***
Sat-Jun-09 – Washington, DC – The Anthem^
Sun-Jun-10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle^+
Mon-Jun-11 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre^
Sat-Jun-16 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
Sun-Jun-17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory^
Tue-Jun-19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater+
Wed-Jun-20 – Sundance, UT – Sundance Amphitheater+
Fri-Jun-22 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park+
Mon-Jun-25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater+
Thu-Jun-28 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre+
Fri-Jun-29 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre+
Sat-Jun-30 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre+

(* – with Julien Baker)
(** – with Snail Mail)
(*** – with Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos)
(^ – with Men I Trust)
(+ with Japanese Breakfast)

Watch Stuart & Stevie's recent Pitchfork "Over/Under."



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Belle and Sebastian - June North American Dates Announced



(photo : Gaelle Beri)

Following Friday's release of the 2nd EP in Belle and Sebastian's 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' trilogy, the band have added to an already impressive global tour (below, new shows in bold) with 16 June stops in the U.S. and Canada including a June 8 show at New York's Forest Hills Stadium (with Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos in support). Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 26).

Belle and Sebastian have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support the volunteer rescue workers, the White Helmets, who risk their lives every day to help those affected by the conflict in Syria, regardless of their religion or politics






stream/order 'How To Solve Our Human Problem' Pt. 2

Tour Dates :

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall *
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre *
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre *
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City *
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall *
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange *
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome *
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic *
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House *
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Wed-02-May - Australia, Perth - Astor TheatreFri-
04-May - Australia, St Kilda - Palais Theatre
Sat-05-May - Australia, Sydney - Sydney Opera House
Mon-07-May - Australia, Brisbane Qld - Tivoli
Fri-25-May - UK, Glasgow - Galvanizers Yard
Tue-Jun-05 - Portland, ME - State Theatre**
Wed-Jun-06 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall**
Fri-Jun-08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium***
Sat-Jun-09 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^
Sun-Jun-10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle^+
Mon-Jun-11 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre^
Sat-Jun-16 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
Sun-Jun-17 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory^
Tue-Jun-19 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater+
Wed-Jun-20 - Sundance, UT - Sundance Amphitheater+
Fri-Jun-22 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park+
Mon-Jun-25 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater+
Thu-Jun-28 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre+
Fri-Jun-29 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre+
Sat-Jun-30 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre+


(* - with Julien Baker)
(** - with Snail Mail)
(*** - with Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos)
(^ - with Men I Trust)
(+ with Japanese Breakfast)

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Belle and Sebastian - "The Same Star", from 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' EP2





Belle and Sebastian kick off 2018 with shimmering new single “The Same Star.” Taken from Part 2 of the band’s new trilogy of EPs, 'How To Solve Our Human Problems, the Sarah Martin penned, Leo Abrahams produced song brings together breezy guitars, feel-good rhythm and Martin’s bittersweet vocals for another showcase of the infectious, inquisitive and timeless pop on the band’s latest work.

The band concluded 2017 in festive fashion, with UK radio sessions for Lauren Laverne on 6 Music (listen HERE), Jo Whiley on Radio 2 (listen from 1:11:50 here), and BBC Radio Scotland’s The Quay Sessions, where they performed a special cover of The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”

Belle and Sebastian will embark on UK and European tour dates through February and March and all upcoming dates can be found below.

Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, 'How To Solve Our Human Problems', has the classic blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.

The 3x12" 'How To Solve Our Human Problem' boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)
OR you can buy the 3x12" boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.


The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :



Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall *
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre *
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre *
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City *
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall *
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange *
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome *
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic *
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House *
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *


(* - Julien Baker supports)

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VIDEO - Belle and Sebastian - "I'll Be Your Pilot", 'How To Solve Our Human Problems', EP1 Out Today






Belle and Sebastian release the first installment of their new triumvirate of EPs today (December 8), 'How To Solve Our Human Problems'. You can stream the five-track EP in full HERE, including recent single “We Were Beautiful.”

Alongside the release, Tidal are presenting a new video for “I'll Be Your Pilot,” the latest single taken from the EP series, as a special, weeklong exclusive. A 60-second trailer of the video is embeddable HERE, and the full version is viewable exclusively on Tidal HERE.

Directed by Michael Sherrington, the gently poetic video corresponds with the signature B&S artwork that accompanies the EPs, with a simple yet moving collage of individuals that echoes the spectrum of human emotion.

The 3x12" 'How To Solve Our Human Problem' boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)
OR you can buy the 3x12" boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.


The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :



Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

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Belle and Sebastian - 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' EP's & Box Set, "I'll Be Your Pilot" premiere





Harkening back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs ('Dog On Wheels', 'Lazy Line Painter Jane', and '3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light'), Belle and Sebastian will release three new EPs under the umbrella title 'How To Solve Our Human Problems', with the first EP coming out on December 8th, the second on January 19th, and the third on February 16th  (vinyl and digital only).  The EP trilogy will culminate with a compilation CD and a limited vinyl box set containing all three EPs, with the option of a box just for EP3 for those who have already purchased 1 and 2.





Belle and Sebastian has revealed a new song titled "I’ll Be Your Pilot", which can be found on EP2.  The single takes as its subject Stuart Murdoch’s young son: “Having your first kid is a huge event, so I wrapped a lot of things I felt about Denny into the song. Being a dad made me feel a little like the pilot in The Little Prince, hence all the references to the Sahara!”

Just as those three early EPs are a crucial part of the Belle and Sebastian canon, these three new releases aren't merely a detour between albums, but as definitive releases in their own right. 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history. 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' is, if you like, Belle and Sebastian Redux.

When Belle and Sebastian felt new music percolating, they decided to break from the working methods of the recent years and instead stay at home, record the tracks as and when, often producing themselves, working with friends and collaborators to see what emerged. Working in Glasgow gave them the freedom to work without the constraints that making an album can impose: they could take their time honing and experimenting.

One thing that has defined Belle and Sebastian has been their relationship with fans, and that’s apparent in the new EPs. For the three sleeves, the group issued a call to fans to come to be photographed by Murdoch at a studio in Belsize Park in North London. Fifty were selected, and all those photographed were also recorded answering the question: “How do you solve your human problems?”

The 3x12" boxset is available with two different purchase options. You can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP on December 8th, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.

OR you can buy the 3x12" boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.


The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)



'How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 1'
1. Sweet Dew Lee
2. We Were Beautiful
3. Fickle Season
4. The Girl Doesn’t Get It
5. Everything Is Now

1. Show Me The Sun
2. Same Star
3. I’ll Be Your Pilot
4. Cornflakes
5. A Plague On All Other Boys
1. Poor Boy
2. Everything Is Now (Part Two)
3. Too Many Tears
4. There Is An Everlasting Song
5. Best Friend
 

Tour Dates :



Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

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Belle & Sebastian release new video for 'We Were Beautiful' + EU tour dates



Filmed in Glasgow and directed by Blair Young of The Forest of Black, the new video for the latest Belle & Sebastian single - 'We Were Beautiful' - puts glorious Glasgow on a palette and mixes together the peaks and lulls of emotion & colour felt through ordinary city living.

Alongside the video accompaniment to the already released single is a slate of new European dates across February and March of next year.

The wake of a new single and now a new video would suggest a gearing-up of sorts from Glasgow's treasured sons & daughters. What next?



Tour Dates:

Mon - 05-Feb - Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue - 06-Feb - France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed - 07-Feb - France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri - 09-Feb - France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun - 11-Feb - Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon - 12-Feb - Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue - 13-Feb - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed - 14-Feb - Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri - 16-Feb - Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat - 17-Feb - Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun - 18-Feb - Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon - 19-Feb - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed - 21-Feb - Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu - 22-Feb - Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri - 23-Feb - Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat - 24-Feb - Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue - 06-Mar - UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu - 08-Mar - Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri - 09-Mar - Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat - 10-Mar - UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon - 12-Mar - UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue - 13-Mar - UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu - 15-Mar - UK, Brighton Dome
Fri - 16-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Sat - 17-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Mon - 19-Mar - UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue - 20-Mar - UK, York Opera House
Thu - 22-Mar - UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri - 23-Mar - Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat - 24-Mar - Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon - 26-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue - 27-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

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Belle and Sebastian - "We Were Beautiful"





(photo by Søren Solkær Starbird)

Belle and Sebastian's first new recordings since 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' start to nudge their way into your consciousness with this morning's surprise release of the single, "We Were Beautiful" (produced by Brian McNeill and Belle and Sebastian at Banchory Glasgow and Rocket Science Studio). Said release coincides with Belle and Sebastian's current Summer tour of North America which commenced last night in Toronto and continues with rather massive events including but not limited to the Panorama Festival in NYC (tomorrow), Montreal's Osheaga Festival, and an August 6 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Spoon.

buy or stream "We Were Beautiful"
stream "We Were Beautiful" at Spotify


Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Saturday, July 29 – Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31– North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3 – Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Friday, August 4, Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC
Sunday, August 6 - Hollywood Bow, Los Angeles CA &
Tuesday, August 8 - Paramount Theater, Seattle WA #
Sunday, August 13 - Travelers’ Rest Festival, Missoula MT
Tuesday, August 15 - Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN*
Wednesday, August 16 - Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL*
Thursday, August 17 - Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville KY*
Saturday, August 19 - Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Friday, September 1- Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
Saturday, September 2 - Into The Great Wide Open, Vileland, Holland
Wednesday, October 4 - Zepp Diver City, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, October 5 - Big Cat, Osaka, Japan
Saturday, October 7 - Asagiri Jam, Asagiri, Japan

* w/ Julien Baker
^ w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% w/ Andrew Bird
$ w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& w/ Spoon
# w/ Big Thief

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Belle & Sebastian announce new tour dates



Credit: Søren Solkær

Glasgow's favourite sons and daughters Belle & Sebastian make their triumphant return to North America this Summer, playing a number of fabled venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl along a seven date jaunt.

They will be joined on selected dates by an enviable supporting cast - with Spoon, Julien Baker, Andrew Bird and Ex-Hex all having been confirmed.

The band has been recording new material in their native Glasgow, due to be revealed later in 2017 on Matador Records.  In addition to selections from 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance and the rest of the their iconic catalogue, Belle & Sebastian fans can expect a taste of new music on this run of dates.

All tickets (except the Raleigh and LA shows) will go on sale this Friday, February 17th.

Thursday, July 27th - Sony Centre, Toronto, ON *
Saturday, July 29th - Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30th - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31st - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2nd - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3rd - Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Sunday, August 8th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA &

* denotes w/ Julien Baker
^ denotes w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% denotes w/ Andrew Bird
$ denotes w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& denotes w/ Spoon,

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LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN "OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM"

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.




You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song "Olympic Village, 6am" in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

"Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big 'sports day' once every four years. We can't be part of it, though we'd like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’."

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th - La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th - Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th - Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st -  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th - Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th - On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Belle and Sebastian's 20th Anniversary Shows Take Place at Royal Albert Hall

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It has been 20 years since Belle and Sebastian release of the beloved album Tigermilk. To celebrate with fans that have been there since the beginning and those they have picked up along the way, the band are performing the album (and other songs) TONIGHT at London's Royal Albert Hall. Set times for tonight below.

Doors 7

Teleman: 7.45-8.15

Belle & Sebastian: 8.45-10.45.

Tomorrow the band will ignite the evening showcasing If You're Feeling Sinister (and MORE).

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