Belle & Sebastian to soundtrack Simon Bird’s new coming-of-age film

'The Inbetweeners' star is making his directional debut with 'Days Of The Bagnold Summer'

Belle & Sebastian will score Simon Bird’s upcoming film Days Of The Bagnold Summer, it has been announced.

The project – which is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel – will see The Inbetweeners‘ Bird make his directional debut. Starring in the film are the likes of Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, and Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World).

According to a press release, Days Of The Bagnold Summer is “a tender and funny coming-of-age and an acutely observed portrait of growing pains.”

It tells the story of a heavy-metal-loving teenager whose holiday plans fall through at the last minute, meaning he has to spend the summer with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum.

The official soundtrack will be recorded and organised by the Glaswegian band.

(Monica Dolan (Sue) and Earl Cave (Daniel) in Simon Bird’s Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Meanwhile, Belle & Sebastian recently unveiled the line-up for their Mediterranean cruise festival, ‘The Boaty Weekender’. The four-day event will take place next summer – marking the 20th anniversary of the band’s Bowlie Weekender.

Last year, the group released a trilogy of EPs titled ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’. “With every track, we’ve been trying to push it a little bit, trying to take an idea and run with it,” singer Stuart Murdoch told NME of the project.

“We did them in a bunch of different studios in Glasgow, producing ourselves and just getting our sleeves rolled up which was great. It was good for us and it feels like we can be a bit more adventurous and genuinely takes the music in all of the directions that we want.”