B&S – ‘HANDY’ ADVICE ON NEW LP

B&S come up with their strangest LP title yet (and that's saying something) - click here to find out what it is, plus full track listing...

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN’S new album will be called ‘FOLD YOUR HANDS CHILD, YOU WALK LIKE A PEASANT’, nme.com can reveal.

The LP, their fourth studio album, is the follow up to 1998’s ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ and is set for release on June 5 through Jeepster. It’ll be the last one to feature founding member and bassist Stuart David, who’s left to concentrate on his own band Looper.

Initially, Stuart said he wasn’t going to leave the band until they’d recorded a session for John Peel’s Radio One show later this month.

However, a band spokesperson told nme.com that the session had been postponed due to work around the album, so Stuart had already gone. He’s currently in the US where Looper are supporting The Flaming Lips.

Belle & Sebastian, who released their ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’ 3 EP plastic wallet-set on Monday, are now trying to decide which single should be the first released from the album .

A spokesperson for the band revealed that there were plans for a tour around the release of the album, but that no dates have yet been confirmed.

The full track listing for ‘Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant’ is: ‘I Fought In A War’, ‘The Model’, ‘Beyond The Sunrise’, ‘Waiting For The Moon To Rise’, ‘Don’t Leave The Light On Baby’ (Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant)’, ‘The Wrong Girl’, ‘Nice Day For A Sulk’, ‘The Chalet Lines’, ‘Women’s Realm’, ‘Family Tree’ and ‘There’s Too Much Love’.