Here’s an update from the GHTG production team for all you Kickstarting heroes out there:
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.
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
Friday, October 4 2013
Festa Play, Brasilia
Saturday, October 5 2013
Beco 203, Brazil
Beco – Sao Paulo
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)
Love On The March
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
Desperation Made A Fool Of Me
Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
Meat And Potatoes
The Life Pursuit
We hope you like it!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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.
We’re packing our bags, getting ready to go on the road again this week, and to coincide nicely with our summer dates, we’re releasing a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade on Rough Trade Records on 26th August / Matador Records (in the US) on 27th August.
‘The Third Eye Centre’ will be available as a CD with a hardback cover, download and as a double heavyweight vinyl in deluxe heavyweight gatefold packaging. This album encompasses songs from the ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’, ‘The Life Pursuit’ and ‘Write About Love’ era, a fitting follow-up to ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’.
You can hear brand new track ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux remix) here.
Sunday, July 7 2013, Soho House Toronto CANCELLED
Wednesday, July 10 2013, The Dolphin, Philadelphia
Saturday, July 20 2013, Debonair Social Club, Chicago
In October, Chris (above) will be joining Richard to play records in:
Thursday, October 3 2013, Beco, Porto Alegre
Friday, October 4 2013, Club Play, Brasilia,
Saturday, October 5 2013 Sao Paulo, Beco 203