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:
Digital (iTunes come with pre-order bonus track ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and pre-order bonus ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
CD (with 24 page booklet)
Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
Box set: Limited edition 4x LP in lidded box with download voucher and poster. This format features two extended mixes and four bonus tracks, two of which are
exclusive to this format.
Buyers in the US should pre-order from Matador Store
We’re excited to report that we’ll be playing some shows in Australia early next year.
28 Jan AUS Brisbane The Tivoli
29 Jan AUS Sydney Enmore Theatre
1 Feb AUS Melbourne Palais Theatre
3 Feb AUS Perth Astor Theatre
Tickets go on sale October 20th
WE ARE IN SEARCH OF FANS WILLING TO TAKE PART IN FILMING (band will NOT be present)
LEBLANC + CUDMORE and BELLE & SEBASTIAN are undertaking on an ambitious music video shoot in Toronto, ON.
We are looking for 200 extras on Saturday Oct 18th & Sunday Oct 19th.
If you are interested and available please contact the video producers:
We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the Scottish Festival Orchestra for our show at the Glasgow Hyrdro Arena next year. There will be a pre-sale on tickets for fans at 9am tomorrow for this show as well as for Manchester Cathedral and Bexhill De la Warr Pavilion. No code is required, just follow the links below which go live at 9AM tomorrow.
*Pre-sales begin at 9AM, Wednesday 1st Oct for Glasgow, Manchester & Bexhill shows:
Glasgow, SSE Hydro, May 22nd, 2015
Manchester Cathedral, October 28th, 2014
Bexhill de la Warr Pavilion, October 29th, 2014
Our ninth studio album “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” will be released on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – the first to be released on Matador worldwide.
The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.
As a reminder, our entire vinyl catalogue will be back in print on October 7, including the much sought after ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds and The Life Pursuit with new cover art for “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”. For details of these reissues go to http://www.belleandsebastian.com/reissues/
We’re playing a handful of US dates this autumn, the first of which was last night’s show in Miami. Below are newly announced October UK dates and a few major shows next spring and summer. More 2015 dates will be announced later this year.
29 – ORLANDO, House Of Blues
1 – ATLANTA, Tabernacle
3 – AUSTIN, Austin City Limits Festival
6, 7 – LOS ANGELES, The Theater At Ace Hotel
8 – PHOENIX, Civic Space Park
10 – AUSTIN, Austin City Limits Festival
12 – MEXICO CITY, Corona Capital Festival
28 – MANCHESTER, Cathedral – Tickets
31 – PARIS, Pitchfork Festival – Tickets
16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
22 – GLASGOW, Hydro Arena (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra) – Tickets
10 – NEW YORK, Radio City Music Hall
2-4 KEFLAVIK, ATP Iceland – Tickets
(16 years since Belle and Sebastian curated the first Bowlie Weekender, ATP’s precursor)
In its highlight performance of the school year, the Barton Hills Choir from Austin, Texas performed Belle and Sebastian tunes for Stuart Murdoch in March at the SXSW film festival screening of God Help The Girl. At the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year, not only will the elementary school choir perform Belle and Sebastian tunes, but Stuart will join the kids during their set for an special pairing of unique musical sounds. The choir will perform at ACL on both Fridays – October 3rd and 10th. Hope you can make it!
For more info on the show click HERE
“It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career” Series Out October 7th (USA), and 6th (all other territories).
As we put the finishing touches on our ninth studio album (recorded in Atlanta with Ben H. Allen for worldwide release via Matador Records), we are delighted to announce that our vinyl catalogue – currently out of print – will be back in print for a limited time this autumn.
Titles include all of the full-length studio albums and compilations (with the exception of Storytelling soundtrack in the US):
Tigermilk (Matador / Jeepster)
If You’re Feeling Sinister (Matador / Jeepster)
The Boy With The Arab Strap (Matador / Jeepster)
Fold Your Hands Child, You walk Like A Peasant (Matador / Jeepster
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (Matador / Jeepster)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Matador / Rough Trade) with alternate art
The Life Pursuit (Matador / Rough Trade)
The BBC Sessions (Matador / Jeepster)
Write About Love (Matador / Rough Trade)
The Third Eye Centre (Matador / Rough Trade)
AUTUMN 2014 LIVE DATES:
Sun-Sep-28 Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Mon-Sep-29 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
Wed-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct 03- Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
Mon-Oct-06 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Tues-Oct-07 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Wed-Oct-08 Phoenix, AZ – Civic Space Park
Fri-Oct-10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
Sun-Oct-12 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
Fri-Oct-31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
We are delighted to announce that we’ll be headlining the first night at ATP in Ásbrú, Iceland. The site is on the former NATO base in Keflavík, and the festival takes place July 2nd – 4th, 2015.
We have very strong connections with ATP, and can’t wait to do another All Tomorrow’s Parties in one of our favourite places!
On sale today, there will be limited edition super early bird tickets priced at €60 + b/f (€85 + b/f incl. bus) for a weekend pass, giving international guests more time to secure flights and book accommodation. Once these run out, early bird tickets will follow at €90 + b/f and full price tickets at €110 + b/f.
The soundtrack features three new songs by Stuart, which are sung by the film’s cast: “Pretty When the Wind Blows”, “I Dumped You First”, and “I’m Not Rich”. The other songs are re-recorded or remixed versions of the album’s tracks performed by the cast. It also features the original version of Belle and Sebastian’s “Dress Up in You”, plus dialogue and bits of score from the film. Above, hear the new version of “God Help the Girl”, recorded by Belle and Sebastian and sung by Browning.
The film stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, and Hannah Murray; it was produced by Barry Mendel (Rushmore, Bridesmaids).
Tracklist for ‘God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’:
01 I Suppose That Was A Prayer
02 Act of the Apostle
03 I Dumped You First
04 Pretty When the Wind Blows
05 I Know I Have to Eat
06 God Help the Girl
07 The Psychiatrist Is In
08 The God of Music
09 If You Could Speak
10 The Catwalk of the Dukes
11 Perfection As a Hipster
12 Fuck This Shit
13 Pretty Eve in the Tub
14 A Loving Kind of Boy
15 What Do You Want This Band to Sound Like
16 Come Monday Night
17 Collective Idiocy
18 I’m Not Rich
19 I’ll Have to Dance With Cassie
20 Stalinist Russia
21 Baby’s Just Waiting
22 Partick Whistle
23 Musician Please Take Heed
24 I Just Want Your Jeans
26 The World’s Last Cassette
27 Down and Dusky Blonde
28 Dress Up In You