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Added on: December 9, 2014

We’d like to present our new video for Nobody’s Empire, directed by Blair Young and Stuart Murdoch, from our upcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, out January 19/20 2015 on Matador Records

With many thanks and much love to all the fans who submitted their own video clips for this project. Additional clips come from the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland and from the Prelinger Archives.

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Added on: November 30, 2014

What else have you got or us for for CITY? – some cool clips from Derek Ouyan showing street celebrations and parties. Do you have anything else in this vein?

http://www.belleandsebastian.com/nobodysvideo

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Added on: November 30, 2014

Lots of funny and quite moving footage for ‘Childhood’. Here are some examples from Hannah Millard, Zach Beutler, Jonathan Fish and Alanna Fletcher. Do you have any clips from your childhood or your kids growing up that you’d like to share?

http://www.belleandsebastian.com/nobodysvideo

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Added on: November 29, 2014

We’ve been watching all the video clips that are coming in for Nobody’s Empire. Some great stuff! Here are some stills for inspiration. We’ve extended the deadline to give you a bit more time to submit if you want to – get clips to us by end of day Sunday if you want to see them appear in the new video!

http://www.belleandsebastian.com/nobodysvideo

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Added on: October 14, 2014

Our ninth studio album ’Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance’ is released on Jan 19th/20th and is available to pre-order now in the following formats:

Digital (iTunes come with pre-order bonus track ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and pre-order bonus ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
CD (with 24 page booklet)
Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
Box set: Limited edition 4x LP in lidded box with download voucher and poster. This format features two extended mixes and four bonus tracks, two of which are
exclusive to this format.

Buyers in the US should pre-order from Matador Store

Also available from Amazon & Google Play

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Added on: October 14, 2014

We’re excited to report that we’ll be playing some shows in Australia early next year.

28 Jan AUS Brisbane The Tivoli
29 Jan AUS Sydney Enmore Theatre
1 Feb AUS Melbourne Palais Theatre
3 Feb AUS Perth Astor Theatre

Tickets go on sale October 20th

 

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Added on: October 12, 2014

We’re stoked to announce that we’re heading to Mexico for Corona Capital Music Festival.

P.S. Ticket links coming soon!

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Added on: October 10, 2014
Further to the great success of our cover star recruitment drive, we thought we’d give it another go for our new video shoot!

WE ARE IN SEARCH OF FANS WILLING TO TAKE PART IN FILMING (band will NOT be present)

LEBLANC + CUDMORE and BELLE & SEBASTIAN are undertaking on an ambitious music video shoot in Toronto, ON.

We are looking for 200 extras on Saturday Oct 18th & Sunday Oct 19th.

If you are interested and available please contact the video producers:

EMAIL: bellesebastiancasting@gmail.com with a recent photo, full name & phone number.

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Added on: September 30, 2014

We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the Scottish Festival Orchestra for our show at the Glasgow Hyrdro Arena next year.   There will be a pre-sale on tickets for fans at 9am tomorrow for this show as well as for Manchester Cathedral and Bexhill De la Warr Pavilion.  No code is required, just follow the links below which go live at 9AM tomorrow.

*Pre-sales begin at 9AM, Wednesday 1st Oct for Glasgow, Manchester & Bexhill shows:

Glasgow, SSE Hydro, May 22nd, 2015
http://bit.ly/YLuGIy

Manchester Cathedral, October 28th, 2014
http://bit.ly/1nDGV5X

Bexhill de la Warr Pavilion, October 29th, 2014
http://bit.ly/1mKiqTK

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Added on: September 28, 2014

Our ninth studio album “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” will be released on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – the first to be released on Matador worldwide.

The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

A short video clip from our time in Atlanta – set to one of the new tracks – can be viewed on YouTube .  You can also view some photos from the studio on our Instagram page.

As a reminder, our entire vinyl catalogue will be back in print on October 7, including the much sought after ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds and The Life Pursuit with new cover art for “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”.  For details of these reissues go to http://www.belleandsebastian.com/reissues/

 

TOUR DATES

We’re playing a handful of US dates this autumn, the first of which was last night’s show in Miami.  Below are newly announced October UK dates and a few major shows next spring and summer. More 2015 dates will be announced later this year.

 

September 2014

29 – ORLANDO, House Of Blues

 

October 2014

1 – ATLANTA, Tabernacle

3 – AUSTIN, Austin City Limits Festival

6, 7 – LOS ANGELES, The Theater At Ace Hotel

8 – PHOENIX, Civic Space Park

10 – AUSTIN, Austin City Limits Festival

12 – MEXICO CITY, Corona Capital Festival

28 – MANCHESTER, Cathedral – Tickets

29 – BEXHILL-ON-SEA, De La Warr Pavilion – Tickets via
dlwp.com 
gigsandtours

ticketmaster

31 – PARIS, Pitchfork Festival – Tickets

 

February 2015

16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan

 

May 2015

22 – GLASGOW, Hydro Arena (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra) – Tickets

 

June 2015

10 – NEW YORK, Radio City Music Hall

 

July 2015

2-4 KEFLAVIK, ATP Iceland – Tickets

(16 years since Belle and Sebastian curated the first Bowlie Weekender, ATP’s precursor)

 

LINKS:

http://www.belleandsebastian.com

https://twitter.com/bellesglasgow

https://www.facebook.com/belleandsebastian

http://instagram.com/bellesglasgow

http://www.matadorrecords.com/belle_and_sebastian

 

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December 9, 2014
‘Nobody’s Empire’ Video
November 30, 2014
More video clips – ‘Nobody’s Empire’
What else have you got or us for for CITY? - some cool clips from Derek Ouyan showing street celebrations and parties.
November 30, 2014
‘Nobody’s Empire’ video clips
Do you have any clips from your childhood or your kids growing up that you'd like to share?
November 29, 2014
Video submissions – ‘Nobody’s Empire’
We've been watching all the video clips that are coming in for Nobody's Empire.
October 14, 2014
‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’
Our ninth studio album 'Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance' is released on Jan 19th/20th and is available to pre-order now in the following formats:
October 14, 2014
Australia shows announced
We're excited to report that we'll be playing some shows in Australia early next year.
October 12, 2014
MEXICO CITY, Corona Capital Music Festival
We're stoked to announce that we're heading to Mexico for Corona Capital Music Festival
October 10, 2014
Belle & Sebastian – Music Video shoot in Toronto
WE ARE IN SEARCH OF FANS WILLING TO TAKE PART IN FILMING
September 30, 2014
Manchester, Bexhill & Glasgow pre-sales
Pre-sales begin at 9AM, Wednesday 1st Oct for Glasgow, Manchester & Bexhill shows
September 28, 2014
New Album “Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance” 19th/20th January 2015
Our ninth studio album "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" will be released on January 19, 2015
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