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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!

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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
,
United Kingdom

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

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Added on: May 4, 2016

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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.

Screen 1
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.

Screen 2
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.

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Added on: April 27, 2016

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 7SnowgooseTeenCanteen and more*. Hope you can come along!

*note that b&s are not performing at this event*

Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 29th April 26, 2016
Gigsinscotland.com
Ticketmaster.co.uk

B&S Sunday Social

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Added on: April 26, 2016

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..!

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For more detail on the event and how to get to the front of the queue, click HERE

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Added on: April 25, 2016

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.

B&S GUU

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Added on: April 7, 2016

We’re stoked to announce that Teleman & Trembling bells will be our support bands on 22nd & 23rd of June respectively. We hope you approve!

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Added on: March 23, 2016

Stuart will share his experience of living with the disabling neurological condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) at an intimate event in Edinburgh tonight, Wednesday 23 March.

He will be guest speaker at the Living and Learning with M.E. event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, hosted by UK charity Action for M.E.

Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive, Action for M.E., says, “Most people know at least one person affected by M.E. but there is still widespread misunderstanding about the condition and its impact. In the absence of specialist support, people with M.E. and those who care for them become their own experts. Our Living and Learning with M.E. project taps into this collective wisdom and experience.”

Tonight’s event will see the launch of a new person-centred guide to living with M.E., produced by Action for M.E. in collaboration with people in Scotland affected by the condition, some of whom will join Stuart on stage to share their stories.

Stuart says, “I used to keep my M.E. a secret, I hated talking about it. But I am pleased to stand beside others affected and bring it out into the open, to take away that stigma. These days my symptoms are more manageable, but it wasn’t always like this.”

Stuart became severely ill with M.E. when he was 19, and was incapacitated for seven years, including two spent bedbound. Looking back at that time in his track Nobody’s Empire, on last year’s album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, he calls it a “vision of Hell.”

Along with other people affected by M.E. and healthcare professionals who specialise in M.E., Stuart will take part in a Q&A discussion chaired by Blythe Robertson from the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Quality Unit, followed by a drinks reception where copies of the new guide to living with M.E. will be available.

Living and Learning with M.E. takes place 7pm to 9pm at the Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh. It’s free to attend and all are welcome.

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