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Belle & Sebastian
Belle & Sebastian

Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Indie Pop
Twee pop
Baroque Pop
Years active 1996—present
Label(s) Matador Records
Rough Trade Records
Jeepster Records
Associated acts Tired Pony
Snow Patrol
Camera Obscura
God Help The Girl
The Amphetameanies
The Gentle Waves
The Moondials
The Reindeer Section
The Vaselines
Website Website
Richard Colburn
Stuart Murdoch
Stevie Jackson
Chris Geddes
Sarah Martin
Mick Cooke
Bobby Kildea
Former members
Isobel Campbell
Stuart David

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Belle & Sebastian Overview


Belle and Sebastian are an indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Belle and Sebastian are often compared to influential indie bands such as The Smiths, as well as classic acts such as Love, Bob Dylan and Nick Drake. The name Belle & Sebastian is inspired by Belle et Sébastien, a children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry. Lauded by critics, Belle & Sebastian's "wistful pop" has nevertheless enjoyed only limited commercial success.

Belle and Sebastian Write About Love (2010) The Life Pursuit (2006) Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (2005) Books (2005) Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) Storytelling (2002) Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant (2000) Tigermilk (1999) This Is Just A Modern Rock Song (1998) The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998)

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Belle & Sebastian Announce Summer UK Tour

February 1, 2011
Belle & Sebastian have announced details of a new UK tour, which is due to take place in the summer. The Scottish band's three-date jaunt will kick off at the Roundhouse in London on May 29.  Read more 

Belle And Sebastian Team Up With Carey Mulligan On New Song

September 7, 2010
Belle & Sebastian have released a free song from their forthcoming new album. The track, entitled 'Write About Love', was recorded in Los Angeles earlier this year, and features guest vocals from actress Carey Mulligan.  Read more 

Belle and Sebastian Announce New Album Plans

August 12, 2010
Belle and Sebastian have announced that their new album will be called 'Belle and Sebastian Write About Love'. The name was revealed last night on the band's official website by front man Stuart Murdoch.  Read more 

Belle & Sebastian Announce Winter UK Tour

July 20, 2010
Belle & Sebastian have announced details of a UK tour, which is due to get under way in Gateshead on December 5. The band, who headlined last weekend's Latitude festival, which also play dates in Birmingham (December 6), Leicester (14) and Bristol (16).  Read more 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Belle & Sebastian Draft In New Acts For ATP

April 16, 2010
Both ATP festivals this December have added new acts to their respective line-ups. The Godspeed You! Black Emperor curated weekend on December 3 – 5 now also features performances from Neurosis, The Dead C, Black Dice and Francisco Lopez.  Read more 

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