Belle & Sebastian - 'The Third Eye Centre'

Belle & Sebastian - 'The Third Eye Centre'

For some, Belle And Sebastian are twee, sickly sweet and lacking in substance. For others, the Glaswegian indie pop band are peerless storytellers, champions of life’s underdogs, outsiders and eccentrics. ‘The Third Eye Centre’ is a...

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Album review: Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love (Rough Trade)

Album review: Belle & Sebastian - Write About...

When the apocalypse comes, only cockroaches and Belle & Sebastian will survive to see the aftermath. Despite Stuart Murdoch ’s God-bothering and his past tensions with former bandmate and beau Isobel Campbell , the Scottish indie-poppers...

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Belle And Sebastian

Belle And Sebastian

The Belle And Sebastian we know now – the group that does proper interviews, plays mainstream festivals and sells out the Hollywood Bowl – is a far different proposition to the one on this collection. These sessions are taken from 1996-2001,...

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Belle & Sebastian: Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl, Thursday July 6

Belle & Sebastian: Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl,...

As ways to celebrate a notable anniversary go, this is a goodie. It’s just over 10 years since Belle & Sebastian released debut album ‘Tigermilk’ and now, after an eventful decade involving surprise Brit Awards, inventing All Tomorrow’s...

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Belle & Sebastian: The Life Pursuit

Belle & Sebastian: The Life Pursuit

As far from snot and spittle as they might seem, Belle And Sebastian are products of punk. You can blame punk for a lot. Sure it stopped people making albums called ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ (ask modern progsters Mystery Jets) and it...

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Belle & Sebastian: Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant

Belle & Sebastian: Fold Your Hands Child, You...

Two years since their last album of new material, and all the characteristic eccentricities that once made Belle & Sebastian such an interesting, mysterious and nobly intransigent musical/ cultural phenomenon have begun to wear thin. They...

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Belle & Sebastian : London Astoria: December 4

Belle & Sebastian : London Astoria: December 4

With recent album ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ pushing them back into the national consciousness with a firm but fair jolt, Belle & Sebastian are currently enjoying something of a renaissance. It's well-deserved: now that Tatu deskjockey...

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Belle & Sebastian   : Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Belle & Sebastian : Dear Catastrophe Waitress

The great thing about Glasgow’s B&S is how many people hate them. The tweeness, the indie unambitiousness, the simpering voice and ‘having a thing’ about cuddly toys has inspired the many a mild mannered music fans to demand chief...

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Belle & Sebastian  :  Storytelling

Belle & Sebastian : Storytelling

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...

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Belle & Sebastian : I'm Waking Up To Us

Belle & Sebastian : I'm Waking Up To Us

Rum doings in the walled city of Belle And Sebastian , where work continues on the soundtrack album for Todd Haynes 'Storytelling', even though the film's out this week. In the meantime, 'I'm Waking Up To Us' is their best single since 'Lazy Line...

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