Belle & Sebastian name new album

It's out in February

Belle & Sebastian have named their new album ‘The Life Pursuit’.

The follow-up to 2003’s Mercury-nominated ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ is out on February 6.

The spent the summer in Los AngelesSunset Sound studios with Beck producer Tony Hoffer working on the record.

Singer Stuart Murdoch told NME the seven-piece group threw out their regular instruments as part of the writing process for the new album.

He revealed: “The process of making the record has been amazing. The last record had quite a few older songs on it because we were working with Trevor (Horn) and we wanted to give them a proper go with big arrangements. This record is all new songs – 18 of them – so it’s all very current. It’s us pretty much writing in a circle and writing within the group.”

Working titles include ‘Song For Sunshine’, ‘Funny Little Frog’, ‘Sukie In The Graveyard’, ‘Another Sunny Day’, ‘Act Of The Apostle Part I’ and ‘A White Collared Boy’.