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Added on: December 5, 2016

passportphotos3Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the fantastic response to our request for models. Over 1100 applicants! The window for applications is now closed.

Let me explain what we’re going to do now.

I’m going to look through all the pictures.

I’m going to make a ‘long list’ of about 100 people, and I’m going to get back to you in the next week or so.

I’m going to check up with you if you are able to make it to London under your own steam, on the chosen date, which will likely be in January. (tbd)

A lot of applicants followed links from other websites, and didn’t perhaps realise that it’s all happening in London, and have volunteered themselves from the corners of the globe!

Even so, a lot of people from as far away as China, India and Argentina, have said they wouldn’t mind getting on a plane.. mmm. I’d feel bad thinking you came all that way, and for not much reward.

The idea is that I’m going to shoot about 50 people for 3 EP sleeves. The design requires a collage of faces, so there may be as many as 12-15 faces on each sleeve, over the front and back. So I don’t predict there will be one or two, cover ‘stars’ as such.

I mean, you’ll still look good! It’s just a long way to come if you have set your hopes on being the next ‘Painter Jane’ !

So I’ll go through, pick 100 or so, write to you, and you can tell me if you think you can make it ok (because I can’t tell from some of your entries whether you are in London, or will have to travel)

Let me just say again what a nice time I have had looking through the pictures so far. I swear I could have put all 1100 of you on the sleeves! But I must go through and pick people. I will admit, there will be a slight bias toward the people that submitted soonest, just because the numbers are so large.

And you never know, if the process is a fruitful one, maybe we’ll come and shoot you in your hometown next time..

Until we meet

Stuart x

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Added on: December 1, 2016

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Hello everyone, we’ve received so many great photos that the time has come to apply a closing date and time for further submissions.  Any photos received after midnight on Sunday 4th December will not be considered.  Thanks again for your participation and keep em coming over the weekend!

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Hi Folks

We’ve been recording music, and it comes to the point where we’re starting to think of artwork. I’m thinking this might be a series of vinyl EPs.

I’d like to take a few pictures of people, and I thought you could help me.

I’m looking for 50 or so volunteers to be models on these new records. I want to get some interesting faces: a representation of the population. I thought I could ask you guys since you’re usually keen to help!

I’d do the shoot in london, sometime in the next couple of months, but you’d need to get back to us fairly quickly. Send us a picture of yourself, head and shoulders best*. You don’t have to pout for Britain, just be yourself!

(we obviously can’t pay for you to get to london, so you’d prob have to live close..)

I wouldn’t need to dress you for the shoot as it’s mostly head shots I’m after, so it should be straight forward enough.

Look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to tell your pals too if you think they might be inclined.

Stuart

(*email your pics before end of December to: [email protected] with the header ‘HEADSHOT’)

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Added on: November 30, 2016

passportphotos3

Hi Folks

We’ve been recording music, and it comes to the point where we’re starting to think of artwork. I’m thinking this might be a series of vinyl EPs.

I’d like to take a few pictures of people, and I thought you could help me.

I’m looking for 50 or so volunteers to be models on these new records. I want to get some interesting faces: a representation of the population. I thought I could ask you guys since you’re usually keen to help!

I’d do the shoot in london, sometime in the next couple of months, but you’d need to get back to us fairly quickly. Send us a picture of yourself, head and shoulders best*. You don’t have to pout for Britain, just be yourself!

(we obviously can’t pay for you to get to london, so you’d prob have to live close..)

I wouldn’t need to dress you for the shoot as it’s mostly head shots I’m after, so it should be straight forward enough.

Look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to tell your pals too if you think they might be inclined.

Stuart

(*email your pics before end of December to: [email protected] with the header ‘HEADSHOT’)

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Added on: October 20, 2016

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You can now purchase the new limited edition anthology of all seven Jeepster extended Play 12” singles.

*Remastered and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl
*Presented in a numbered hardcover slipcase
*Featuring a brand new extended mix of ‘Judy Is A Dick Slap’
*A 20 page booklet of rare memorabilia and unseen archive photos
*Photo Print
*The Complete Jeepster Promo Video Collection
*Exclusive DVD Content
*Replica 1990s Fanzines
*Download Card

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See more at:
http://jeepster.tmstor.es/#sthash.PsRp6bRR.dpuf

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Added on: September 8, 2016

This weekend sees our final show of the year so if you’re knocking around in London or still thinking of making the trip, there are still a few tickets to be had for the weekend.
TICKETS HERE
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Added on: August 27, 2016

We’re returning to the amazing Popaganda festival in Sweden this August!

Tickets here

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Added on: August 10, 2016

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”

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Added on: August 9, 2016

 

Next month we’ll be back in the capital, at this year’s On Blackheath.  We’re sharing the bill with James, Saint Etienne & Edwyn Collins to name but a few.  You can still pick up tickets for the festival here: http://po.st/OB2016

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Added on: May 6, 2016

Stuart contributed to this year’s Secret 7″ project in aid of Amnesty International UK. The project takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7″ vinyl.  They then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7″.  700 sleeves are then exhibited and sold for £50 a piece. You don’t know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until you have parted with your cash – the secret lies within..!

We can now reveal Stuart’s artwork for The Jam track ‘Art School’ below.  A massive thanks to Laura Glennie and all the students at Glasgow School of Art who worked with Stuart to make this happen!

(front)

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(back)

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‘Models’

Laura Glennie (red hair/black jacket)
Lucy Payne (red scarf/blue beanie)
Ashleigh Miller (long camel trench coat/black beanie)
Heidi Chiu (yellow jumper/blue tipped hair)
Calum Macleod (golden kimono/boxer outfit)
Fiona Smith (ginger hair/pink puff jacket)
Peter McKenna (yellow hair/green hat)
Caitlin O’Connell (stripy scarf/blue puff jacket)
Aphra Pilkington (stripy scarf/pink trainers)
Athena Ross-Michaelides (Orange Kimono/Fur jacket)
Celeste Chambers-Hill (Blue bobbed hair/stripy trousers)
Jonathan Ramdeen (guy in black glasses and beanie hat)

Laura Glennie sourced the ‘models’ and helped with the costumes and Caitlin O’Connell, Stuart Murdoch and Laura Glennie did the graphic design/layout of the album!

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Added on: May 4, 2016

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Ripped band t shirts and genius new wave. Work out to Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, New Order, The Clash.. Get the work week out of your system with Belle and Sebastian’s dance team!  Stuart Murdoch picks the tunes.

Friday June 10th, 6pm
Gymnasium, Western Baths,
12 Cranworth Street,
12 8BZ Glasgow
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United Kingdom

Tickets are limited and will be on sale from 10am, Friday 6th May. Tickets from EVENTBRITE

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December 5, 2016
London Photo Shoot, January 2017
December 1, 2016
Models Required: Apply Within
November 30, 2016
Models Required: No experience necessary. No pouting necessary
Hi Folks We've been recording music, and it comes to the point where we're starting to think of artwork. I'm thinking this might be a series of vinyl EPs.
October 20, 2016
Out Now: The Jeepster Singles Collection (Limited Edition Numbered Vinyl Box Set)
pre-order the new limited edition anthology of all seven Jeepster extended Play 12” singles.
September 8, 2016
On Blackheath, London Sunday, 11th September
August 27, 2016
Sweden, Popaganda Festival
August 10, 2016
‘Olympic Village 6am’
August 9, 2016
London, On BlackHeath Festival, Sep 11th
May 6, 2016
Secret 7″ // Stuart’s sleeve revealed…
May 4, 2016
West End Festival Event // Punk Keep Fit @ Western Baths Gymnasium, Glasgow.