Belle and Sebastian - Storytelling
NME.COM feature on Belle and Sebastian - Storytelling album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 07 September 2009
Who knows, this mouse might yet roar...
It's the grandest of follies, surely, for Belle & Sebastian to release their half instrumental soundtrack to Todd 'Happiness' Solondz's poorly received arthouse movie about ego-crazed writers shagging each other when, somewhere in the world, a pub is showing football. The very concept of this album strikes black dread in the hearts of all but the most hardened fan of...
- Jun 7, 2002
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- Fuck This Shit
- Night Walk
- Black & White Unite
- I Don't Want to Play Football
- Consuelo Leaving
- Wandering Alone
- Mandingo Cliche
- Scooby Driver
- Fiction (Reprise)
- Big John Shaft
Belle & Sebastian return to fine form - just leave the panpipes out, guys
- Oct 8, 2010
The BBC Sessions
- Nov 13, 2008
B&S celebrate 10 years as one of British indie’s best-kept secrets… in front of 18,000 Americans
- Aug 7, 2006
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Bands follow Super Furry Animals, MGMT and My Chemical Romance on the psychedelic kids' TV show
Band to play London, Leicester and Leeds this spring
The Celestial Café covers the frontman's online diaries from 2002-2006
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I'm coming over in the wrong direction
I only want to be the center of your attention
For long enough to show you
I'm worth the trouble that you take
Wandering alone on the ridge of a coast
Lost to the world he had known as a boy
He knows his lover lies south in the city
I don't want to play football
I don't understand the rules of the game
I don't want to play football
I don't understand the thrill of the running, catching, throwing
Picture a scene in your mind, look at all the people
And take note of the setting behind
Listen, watch and wait, a plot begins to take shape
Belle And Sebastian
In the summer all the hikers
Hike out for the highest peaks
All the children watch the cricket
And they never wash for weeks
"It was confessional, yet dishonest. Jane pretends to be horrified by the sexuality that she in fact fetishises. She subsumes herself to the myth of black male sexual potency, but then doesnt follow through. She thinks she respects afro-Americans and thinks they're cool and exotic, what a notch he'd make in her belt! But, of course, it all comes down to Mandingo cliche. And he calls her on it.In classic, racist tradition she demonises then runs for cover. But then how could she behave otherwise? She's just a spoilt suburban white girl with a Benetton rainbow complex. It's just my opinion, I mean what do i know?"
This is a great school. I don't care what anybody says. I mean it's not perfect, but like the people are really cool. Like the teachers and kids. They really care and all. And I know that they make fun of New Jersey all the time, but I don't care. 'Cause they're just snubs. 'Cause Jersey is where America's at! Yeah!
I'll make another movie
The same one as the year before
I'll take a tired idea
And put it in the hands of Hollywood