'Belle & Sebastian Write About Love' will be the group's eighth studio effort

Belle & Sebastian have revealed the title and artwork for their forthcoming new album.

Entitled ‘Belle & Sebastian Write About Love’, the LP will be the group’s eighth studio effort.

The band recorded the follow-up to 2006’s ‘The Life Pursuit’ in Los Angeles earlier this year.

A release date for the album has yet to be announced.

As previously reported, Belle & Sebastian will embark on tours of North America in September and the UK in December.

Meanwhile, Belle & Sebastian will also curate their own ATP festival on December 10-12 in Minehead, featuring the likes of Teenage Fanclub and Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan.

The band are running an artwork competition for fans based around the new album – see Roughtraderecords.com for details.