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ALL GOOD (WO)MEN COME TO THE AID OF THE PARTY

[b]B&S[/b] try to get the sound of a get-together in the studio...

Belle & Sebastian held a party in their studio this week to add special 'atmosphere' to their forthcoming album, which is due out early next year.

A B&S spokeswoman said the band wanted the sounds of a 'get-together' on one of their tracks so they just decided to hold a party and record it.

She continued: "They ended up having more than 100 of their friends crammed into the studio having a whale of a time."

The album, which is as-yet untitled, will be the band's fourth and the follow-up to last year's 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'. It is being recorded at Ca Va studios in Glasgow. They are now due to finish recording the album in October, with a release expected in January next year.

Meanwhile, Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell has confirmed that she will start work on a new Gentle Waves album once the new Belle & Sebastian LP is completed.

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