Added on: November 29, 2013

Video thumbnail - stuart on stageWe’re adding another date to our 2014 summer schedule with an outdoor show at Vienna’s Arena in June.   Visit the venue website HERE and follow THIS LINK for tickets.

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Added on: November 28, 2013

With only a few weeks to go here’s our annual run down of Royal Mail last dates for Christmas delivery. Take heed if your parcels need to arrive before Dec 25th.


DEC 4TH Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand, Australia
DEC 6TH Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
DEC 9TH Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Canada, France, Greece, Poland
DEC 13TH USA, Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)


DEC 18TH 2nd Class ,
DEC 20TH 1st Class,
DEC 23RD Royal Mail Special Delivery

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Added on: November 11, 2013

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing at both Hurricane & Southside festivals next year.  The dates are yet to be confirmed but the festivals take place between 21st and 23rd June 2014.  For information please visit the Hurricane website HERE, or the Southside website HERE.

Tickets are on sale now and can be picked up by following one of the links below or by calling the ticket hotline:

Web-links for ticketing:

Ticket hotlines:
Hurricane: +49 1806 853 653
Southside: +49 1806 853 653

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Added on: October 19, 2013

Here’s an update from the GHTG production team for all you Kickstarting heroes out there:

hello kickstarters,

apologies for our long silence. we’ve had our heads down finishing the film and getting it ready to be seen.

to recap, we shot the movie in the summer of 2012. during the fall, spring and early summer, we edited and did six rough cut screenings in glasgow, london and LA which you might have heard about. those helped us hone the film, which is now complete. it’s been edited, scored, mixed, color timed, title cards made, outputted, it’s done.

this summer, while stuart was on tour with belle & sebastian, we submitted it to the major north american festivals and thankfully, were met with an enthusiastic response.

we’ve chosen the one where the debut will take place, but we’ve been asked not to mention it until the official announcement in a month’s time.

we can say that the festival will be early next year, and it will be a good one.

we’ve not yet shown the film to any american distributors, the festival will be the first time any of them see it. once we know who that is, we’ll be able to set a release date for the film to come out in theatres in the states.

we do already have deals with some great distributors who showed faith in the film sight unseen, in the UK (metrodome), australia (transmission), spain (avalon) and taiwan (atom), for example.

we’ve decided to wait to set release date outside the states until we know the US release date in order to take advantage of the publicity that will be kicked up there.

as for your prizes, we’ve had visitors to the edit and mix, stuart’s played scrabble, and we’re working our way through getting them to you as each are ready.

there’s not yet a poster or the main iconic image or images that will carry the torch for the film. we’re at work on that now. once we have it, we can fulfill all the poster, t-shirt, etc. prizes.

the premieres will happen a week or two before the general theatrical release in each of the respective cities. the DVD and digital downloads won’t happen until after the theatrical release in each territory.

the bus tour will be 2014 – possibly just after our festival premiere. we will update those backers on that shortly as we know you you have to book travlel.

if you’re owed a prize and are wondering when it might be ready, please write us and we should be able to give you at least a general timeframe. rest assured every prize will be delivered at its earliest date.

if you’re feeling frustrated by the wait, we definitely understand. the kickstarter campaign was in december-february 2011-2012, for christmas sake!

this film, like most, has taken a long time to make.

after we complete this first festival and also screenings for international distributors in berlin in february, we will start announcing release dates. we expect the film to actually be available in theatres for you to see in either the summer or fall (2014), with DVD and digital to follow.

we’re grateful as always for your support and also your patience.

if you have any thoughts, questions or worries, please write us.

thanks, barry

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Added on: September 19, 2013

Well you may think that post-tour the band are hanging up their hammocks and sipping martinis but for the most part everyone is pretty hard at work. While a few are getting the studio ready for some writing, Chris and Richard are packing up their records and preparing to sneak off to Brazil for some late summer DJ-ing while incorporating one or two Caipirinha’s! Here’s a run down of where you can catch them on their travels:


Thursday, October 3 2013
Beco, Porto Alegre
Beco 203

Friday, October 4 2013
Festa Play, Brasilia
Club 904

Saturday, October 5 2013
Beco 203, Brazil
Beco – Sao Paulo

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Added on: August 26, 2013

Our new album The Third Eye Centre is released today, Monday 26th August. To mark the occasion we will be signing copies of the record down at Monorail Music in Glasgow between 5 and 8pm this evening and Chris will be playing some records in the bar. If you won’t make the signing you can pick your copy up at Rough Trade or iTunes, Amazon

The album is released tomorrow, the 27th August in the US on Matador Records.

Here’s the track listing:

I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)
Suicide Girl
Love On The March
Last Trip
Your Secrets
Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
I Took A Long Hard Look
Heaven In The Afternoon
Long Black Scarf
The Eighth Station Of The Cross Kebab House
I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X Mix)
(I Believe In) Travellin’ Light
Stop, Look And Listen
Passion Fruit
Desperation Made A Fool Of Me
Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
Mr Richard
Meat And Potatoes
The Life Pursuit

We hope you like it!

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Added on: August 15, 2013

Hola!  We’re interrupting a sweaty sound check at Sonorama to bring you news of an exciting competition.   We’d like to offer you a chance to win two tickets to come and see us at End of The Road festival by answering this simple question:

Whose knees are these?


Above you will see a knees only shot of two members of the band. Tell us who they are in order to enter into our draw. We will put all correct answers into a hat or similar vessel before drawing and announcing the winner at midday on Wednesday the 21st August via Facebook & Twitter.

So get identifying and send your answers in an email to with the heading  ’Whose Knees?’, along with your name and telephone number and we’ll forward the winner’s details on to the good people at End of The Road who will furnish them with their tickets in time for the festival.  The closing date is midnight (BST), 20th August.

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Added on: July 26, 2013

The Belle and Sebastian shop has had a splendid new makeover.
And we also have just added two NEW products…
First up, get you sea legs ready for a nautical adventure upon Good Ship Belle and Sebastian, and reel in one of these delightful new Good Ship designs available in blue with rolled up sleeves for the ladies and standard issue grey for men. Or, if you fancy a more mystical and intriguing endeavour, you better bag yourself a new Manatree T, where ancient lands of trees, manatees and little wooden folk await. Available in grey for ladies and speckled grey for men.

Let us not forget the children, the little ones.   For your precious bundles of joy, we have stylish (and utterly adorable) Fox In The Snow baby grows and Fox In The Snow baby tees.

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Added on: July 16, 2013

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing in Austin on 16th July with Blitzen Trapper.  Fans of the band can secure tickets by signing up to the mailing list on Wednesday to receive a password for the first presale.

Here is brief run down of the presale times:

Thursday 11th April

At 10am CDT/3pm BST the presale will begin for B&S fans.
The password will be sent to the B&S mailing list on Wednesday.
Ticket link HERE

If you want to sign up to the mailing list you can do that HERE

At 1pm CDT/6pm BST the general Presale begins.
Ticket Link HERE with the password: tigermilk

Presale ends at 10pm CDT/3am BST



12pm CDT/5pm BST:  Regular On Sale Begins
Tickets can be purchase HERE

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Added on: July 12, 2013

You can now pre-order your copy of The Third Eye Centre from Rough Trade or Matador.

The first 100 people to pre-order the deluxe vinyl edition will receive an exclusive signed poster.

You can also pre order all other formats.  All LPs come with a free download.  The pre-sale will also will be available worldwide via iTunes from 16th July.

If you can’t wait until it comes through the post then you can see the deluxe vinyl in all it’s glory right here in this pic above.   We hope you like.

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January 13, 2015
U.S. Tour Announced
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Back to Coachella
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‘Nobody’s Empire’ Video
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More video clips – ‘Nobody’s Empire’
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‘Nobody’s Empire’ video clips
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Video submissions – ‘Nobody’s Empire’
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‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’
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Australia shows announced
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MEXICO CITY, Corona Capital Music Festival
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Belle & Sebastian – Music Video shoot in Toronto
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