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Belle and Sebastian: award-winning septet celebrate over 20 years in the business
Led by front man Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musical clan Belle and Sebastian have been lighting up the British music scene since the 1990s, developing a nine-album discography packed with shimmering, poetic indie-pop. Unsurprisingly, their latest record Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance was as well-received as ever, with singles "The Party Line", 'Nobody's Empire' and 'The Cat With The Cream' featuring typically gorgeous melodies and deeply personal wordplay. Don't miss out on your chance to catch them perform live when they next visit the UK. Buy Belle and Sebastian tickets now at StubHub.
Belle and Sebastian: Scotland's high brow indie-pop pioneers
In the mid-1990s, Glaswegian singer songwriters Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David co-founded Belle and Sebastian, naming the outfit after a French novel by Cecile Aubrey. Inspired by a plethora of touchstones, from Jean Luc Goddard movies to the discographies of Nick Drake, Rod Steward and The Velvet Underground, the band set about creating their own bespoke brand of indie inflected chamber pop. Their early demos impressed their college record label Electric Honey so much that they quickly endorsed the making of the band's debut album Tigermilk (1996).
Released just several months after their debut, sophomore effort If You're Feeling Sinister swiftly became the subject of enormous critical acclaim. Counted by Pitchfork as one of the best albums of the 1990s and included in the music reference book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die front man Stuart Murdoch maintains that the album is his best collection of songs. It contains the band's greatest lament "The Fox in the Snow", inspired by the nineteenth century painting by French realist Gustave Courbet.
The band's third LP The Boy with the Arab Strap landed in the UK charts at number 12 in 1998, earning them a BRIT Award for Best Newcomer. After a period of lineup changes, the band signed with Rough Trade Records, producing a more accessible sound with their Ivor Novello and Mercury Prize nominated album Dear Catastrophe Waitress, which included storytelling chorales like "Piazza, New York Catcher".
Returning in 2015, the band released their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, which peaked at number nine in the UK charts. One of the most respected indie outfits out there, the septet are one of the hardest working bands on the circuit; so keep your eyes peeled for the latest tour dates and buy Belle and Sebastian tickets at StubHub.
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