Scottish Pop Dream Tunesmiths BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Shine Brightly On New Surprise Album ‘LATE DEVELOPERS’

Standout longplayers

14 January 2023

Scottish dream pop tunesmiths BELLE AND SEBASTIAN teased, out of the blue,
a new album – their 12th – with a single a couple of days ago (see below). The LP
is named LATE DEVELOPERS and landed yesterday.

Press info: “Arriving almost back-to-back with their acclaimed 2022 album A Bit of
Previous, Belle and Sebastian return with Late Developers a surprise new album arriving
Jan 13th. Recorded during the sessions for A Bit of Previous, the new album is a full-hearted embrace of the band’s brightest tendencies that is not only fresh and immediate but possessing of the groups tuneful ability to be there for you with the perfect word or melody for the moment.”

Pitchfork: “On the quick follow-up to last year’s A Bit of Previous, the Glasgow indie-pop
band’s on-the-fly energy and head-in-the-clouds musings collide in memorable and surprising ways.Late Developers, announced less than a week before its release, underlines Belle and Sebastian’s uncanny ability to keep coming out on top.”
Score: 7.5/10.

(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

TUTV: Tune after after tune after tune. Very familiar but most of the time very
irresistible too (Will I Tell You A Secret / The Evening Star / I Don’t Know What You See
In Me / Do You Follow / When The Cinycs Stare Back From The Wall)
. Even after all these
years maestro Stuart Murdoch‘s pop songwriting expertise seems to be inexhaustible. Hats off. 8/10.

Single: I Don’t Know What You See In Me

Full Album

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: Facebook – Instagram


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