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”
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!
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!
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 ,
Tickets are limited and will be on sale from 10am, Friday 6th May. Tickets from EVENTBRITE
As part of our West End Festival mini-programme we’ll be presenting a late night cinema session at Glasgow’s Grosvenor Cinema. Join us from 8pm for some pre-cinema drinks and tunes, followed by a single or double feature of your choice.
Belle And Sebastian’s
‘POPCORN DOUBLE FEATURE’
Sat 11 June / £10 for double bill, £6.00 for single film
Belle and Sebastian present a night of movie magic in the Grosvenor Cinema with four films split over two screens. Join us in the Lane Bar from 9pm for warm-up drinks and DJ sets from Chris Geddes and Sarah Martin.
Tickets on sale from The Grosvenor Cinema website 12pm on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.
Both films introduced by Stuart Murdoch and Stevie Jackson at 10pm.
DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) – 10.00pm
Spike Lee’s smart, spiky film about music, racism and the streets of New York.
BLOW-UP (1966) – 00.10am
Antonioni’s cult film from 1967 starring David Hemmings as the trendy London photographer who may have seen something sinister through his lens.
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (2002) – 10.00PM
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan as Manchester’s pop guru Tony Wilson. Introduced by Sarah Martin.
PERFORMANCE (1970) – 00.10am
Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s tale of an East London gangster (Edward Fox) hiding out in the house of a one-time rockstar (Mick Jagger). Introduced by Stuart Murdoch.
We’re helping Glasgow’s West End Festival to celebrate their 21st year by presenting a few events alongside our three shows at the GUU in June. A Sunday Social at Oran Mor will be a chilled affair featuring sounds from The Johnny 7, Snowgoose, TeenCanteen and more*. Hope you can come along!
*note that b&s are not performing at this event*
Stuart contributed to this year’s Secret 7″ project in aid of Amnesty International UK. Secret 7″ 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 exhibited and then 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..!
For more detail on the event and how to get to the front of the queue, click HERE
As tireless champions of Glasgow’s west end, we’re DEAD excited about announcing these three shows as part of the West End Festival’s 21st anniversary programme. It seems fitting as we are also celebrating a special anniversary this year and we’re delighted to be involved in presenting a few other events during the festival.
Tickets for the GUU shows go on sale Friday, 29th April. Ticket links to follow…
For the full West End Festival programme CLICK HERE.