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.
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!
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
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
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:
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
Manchester Cathedral, October 28th, 2014
Bexhill de la Warr Pavilion, October 29th, 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.
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/
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.
29 – ORLANDO, House Of Blues
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
31 – PARIS, Pitchfork Festival – Tickets
16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
22 – GLASGOW, Hydro Arena (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra) – Tickets
10 – NEW YORK, Radio City Music Hall
2-4 KEFLAVIK, ATP Iceland – Tickets
(16 years since Belle and Sebastian curated the first Bowlie Weekender, ATP’s precursor)