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Added on: July 14, 2014

God Help The Girl will have a special screening in Edinburgh followed by a live Belle & Sebastian set where we will perform some of our own songs alongside songs from the film (with God Help The Girl singers) at Edinburgh Corn Exchange during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The performance will be beamed across UK cinemas nationwide.

Date: 16 AUGUST 2014
5.00pm – Doors Open
5.30pm – Film Commences

THe film which will be in cinemas nationwide from 22 August stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray and is written and directed by Stuart Murdoch.

For more info and a run down of participating cinemas CLICK HERE

GOD HELP THE GIRL is a coming of age tale set in Glasgow over the course of one hazy summer. Written, directed and with original songs by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian, GOD HELP THE GIRL is a story of a young girls problems entering adult life, uniquely told through a soundtrack of indie pop. GOD HELP THE GIRL stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Magic Magic), Olly Alexander (Great Expectations and forth coming The Riot Club) and Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) and was produced by twice Oscar-nominated producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums). The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 and was awarded a special jury prize at the festival.
GOD HELP THE GIRL will be launching UK wide with a special live satellite screening across UK cinemas on 16 August 2014, followed by a nationwide release from 22 August 2014.

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Added on: July 4, 2014

 

Glasgow band (us) seek undiscovered cover star for future record sleeve.  Ideal candidates will look roughly 18-23, and be based in Glasgow or around.  No experience in posing required but could be helpful!

To apply, just attach a recent photo in an email headed ‘cover star’ with your name, and contact details to:  info@banchory.net

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Added on: June 11, 2014

So since we’re in Austin in October we thought we’d drop by and say ‘hi’ to some of you good people in Florida, Atlanta, LA, and Phoenix!

Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10am local time for all shows except Miami which goes on sale Friday 20th at 10am.

Sun-Sep-28 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
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Mon-Sep-29 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
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Wed-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
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Oct 03-05 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
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Mon-Oct-06 Los Angeles, CA, Theatre at Ace Hotel
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Wed-Oct-08 Phoenix, AZ Civic Space Park
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Oct 10-12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
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Oct 11-12 Mexico City, Mexico Corona Capital Music Festival
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Added on: June 3, 2014

The secret is out!  We’re playing Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand this coming July 23rd as part of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Festival 2014 programme.

TICKETS go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am.

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Added on: April 29, 2014

It’s always a great pleasure to return to Italy, so with a song in our heart we are very happy to announce that we will be at Rocca Malatestiana on August 8th and at Ypsigrock Festival on August 10th.  

So, here’s a quick run down of events in place for summer 2014 so far..

June 19th: ARENA, Vienna, Austria »
June 20th: SOUTHSIDE – Neuhausenob Eck, Germany (date tbc) »
June 21st: HURRICANE – Scheessel, Germany (date tbc) »
June 22nd: BEST KEPT SECRET, Holland »
June 25th: DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark »
June 26th: BRAVALLA, Norrköping, Sweden »

July 28th: SANTIAGO, Spain, Santiago de Compostela, »

August 8th: Cesena, Rocca Malatestiana di Cesena, Italy »
August 10th: Palermo, Piazza Castello, Ypsigrock, Sicily »

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Added on: April 22, 2014

Looks like we’re heading to Austin in October to play at Austin City Limits Music Festival!   After the amazing show we had in Austin last year we are super excited to be returning in 2014.   The dates we’re playing have yet to be confirmed but we’ll be there over the weekends of Oct 3rd-5th and Oct 10th-12th.

For ticket info and full line up check out the festival website HERE

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Added on: April 11, 2014

We’re super excited to be heading to Spain to play at Santiago de Compostela on July 28th!

For tickets go to: http://entradas.novagaliciabanco.es/es/Detalle/Belle-and-Sebastian

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Added on: April 10, 2014

This isn’t really a news piece.    A sneaky peek at studio life is more like, with a small section of the synth orchestra, Belle and Sebastian.

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Added on: March 15, 2014

God Help The Girl will be screening  at the Paramount Theatre in Austin this Saturday, March 15th, at 5pm.

(Note that it is possible to go to the screening without a badge or wristband from the festival.  If any seats remain, single-admission tickets will be sold for $10 starting 15 minutes before show time).

Stuart will also be discussing his work on ‘God Help The Girl’ earlier in the day at Austin Convention Centre (room 16AB) at 2pm.  For details click here

If you are heading to see the film, make sure you get along there in time to hear the simply charming  Barton Hills Choir, who will be performing about 15-10 minutes before the screening at 5:00PM.  They will be singing a mix of songs from the film and some Belle and Sebastian numbers.

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Added on: February 18, 2014

Without wanting to blow ones own trumpet, we are nonetheless compelled to tell you that we have been honoured with receiving the above named Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by NME Awards 2014, with Austin Texas.   With that in mind, we have heads down rehearsing a few numbers to play at Brixton Academy on 26th February.

The award will take pride of place on the big B&S fireplace and a warm thanks is due to our amazing fans for their never ending support over the years.   It’s really not a bad start to 2014!

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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
September 24, 2014
Stuart performing with Barton Hills Choir @ ACL
Stuart will join the kids during their set for an special pairing of unique musical sounds.
August 14, 2014
It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career – Back Catalogue Vinyl Reissues
“It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career” Series Out October 7
July 25, 2014
ATP, Iceland
We are delighted to announce that we'll be headlining the first night at ATP in Ásbrú, Iceland.
July 15, 2014
God Help The Girl Soundtrack Released
God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out August 18 in the UK and September 2 in North America via Milan.
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