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
God Help The Girl will have a special screening in Edinburgh followed by a live Belle & Sebastian set where we will perform some of our own songs alongside songs from the film (with God Help The Girl singers) at Edinburgh Corn Exchange during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The performance will be beamed across UK cinemas nationwide.
Date: 16 AUGUST 2014
5.00pm – Doors Open
5.30pm – Film Commences
THe film which will be in cinemas nationwide from 22 August stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray and is written and directed by Stuart Murdoch.
For more info and a run down of participating cinemas CLICK HERE
GOD HELP THE GIRL is a coming of age tale set in Glasgow over the course of one hazy summer. Written, directed and with original songs by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian, GOD HELP THE GIRL is a story of a young girls problems entering adult life, uniquely told through a soundtrack of indie pop. GOD HELP THE GIRL stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Magic Magic), Olly Alexander (Great Expectations and forth coming The Riot Club) and Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) and was produced by twice Oscar-nominated producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums). The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 and was awarded a special jury prize at the festival.
GOD HELP THE GIRL will be launching UK wide with a special live satellite screening across UK cinemas on 16 August 2014, followed by a nationwide release from 22 August 2014.
Glasgow band (us) seek undiscovered cover star for future record sleeve. Ideal candidates will look roughly 18-23, and be based in Glasgow or around. No experience in posing required but could be helpful!
To apply, just attach a recent photo in an email headed ‘cover star’ with your name, and contact details to: email@example.com
So since we’re in Austin in October we thought we’d drop by and say ‘hi’ to some of you good people in Florida, Atlanta, LA, and Phoenix!
Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10am local time for all shows except Miami which goes on sale Friday 20th at 10am.
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 03-05 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
Mon-Oct-06 Los Angeles, CA, Theatre at Ace Hotel
Wed-Oct-08 Phoenix, AZ Civic Space Park
Oct 10-12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct 11-12 Mexico City, Mexico Corona Capital Music Festival
It’s always a great pleasure to return to Italy, so with a song in our heart we are very happy to announce that we will be at Rocca Malatestiana on August 8th and at Ypsigrock Festival on August 10th.
So, here’s a quick run down of events in place for summer 2014 so far..
June 19th: ARENA, Vienna, Austria »
June 20th: SOUTHSIDE – Neuhausenob Eck, Germany (date tbc) »
June 21st: HURRICANE – Scheessel, Germany (date tbc) »
June 22nd: BEST KEPT SECRET, Holland »
June 25th: DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark »
June 26th: BRAVALLA, Norrköping, Sweden »
July 28th: SANTIAGO, Spain, Santiago de Compostela, »