BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Support Ukrainian People With All Proceeds Of Their New Single ‘IF THEY’RE SHOOTING AT YOU’

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13 March 2022

Scottish dream-pop heroes BELLE AND SEBASTIAN just dropped a brand new song called IF THEY’RE SHOOTING AT YOU. A melancholic pearl released in support of the victims of the horrific war in Ukraine.

All proceeds of the song go to the Red Cross to help the Ukrainian people.

Stuart Murdoch (frontman/songwriter): “When the situation in Ukraine first started to happen it became clear that the lives of the people there, and probably ‘ours’ too, were never going to be the same. The band had just started rolling out tracks for our new album, and it
all felt a bit silly to be honest.

We had one track called “If They’re Shooting at You,” it’s a song about being lost, broken,
and under threat of violence. The key line is “If they’re shooting at you, kid, you must be doing something right. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and hope that their pain and suffering can be brought to a halt as soon as possible.

We think any way in which we can get behind Ukraine—politically, culturally, practically, spiritually—it must all add up in the end. Together we have to do what it takes to help Ukraine beat this tyranny. Please consider giving to the Disasters Emergency Committee, the Red Cross, or any other humanitarian charity involved in the crisis.”

The video is a series of images by photographers
who document the armed conflict in Ukraine.

Listen/watch here…

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: Website

New album A Bit Of Previous out 6 May 2022

BELLE & SEBASTIAN Released Their Lauded 2nd Album ‘IF YOU’RE FEELING SINISTER’ 25 Years Ago

Back in time

20 November 2021

Band: BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Who: Veteran indie-pop daydreamers from Glasgow
led by singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch
Active: Since 1996 / 10 studio LPs so far

Anniversary album: IF YOU’RE FEELING SINISTER
Released: 18 November 1996 – 25 years ago
It was their 2nd LP coming only 6 months after
their debut Tigermilk.

AllMusic said: “Belle & Sebastian’s second record, If You’re Feeling Sinister,
is, for all intents and purposes, really their first, since their debut in 1996 was
not heard outside of privileged inner circles… ‘Sinister’ plays like a great forgotten
album, couched in ’80s indie, ’90s attitude, and ’60s folk-pop. It’s beautifully out
of time, and even if other Belle & Sebastian albums sound like it, this is where
they achieved a sense of grace.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream album here…

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7th Album ‘THE LIFE PURSUIT’ By BELLE & SEBASTIAN Released 15 Years Ago Today

6 February 2021

Band: BELLE & SEBASTIAN (Scotland)
Active: since 1994

Album: THE LIFE PURSUIT – 7th LP
Released: 6 February 2006 – 15 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: “Spanning glam, soul, country, and ’70s AM rock, the latest from the indie pop group is a deceptively wry, wickedly tuneful testament to the fragile beauty of faith, in deities as well as in pop.” Score: 8.5/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Pioneers of bedroom pop.

Lead-single: Funny Little Frog

Full LP…

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(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

BELLE & SEBASTIAN Released Acclaimed ‘THE BOY WITH THE ARAB STRAP’ Album 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

7 September 2018

Band: BELLE & SEBASTIAN

Album: THE BOY WITH THE ARAB STRAP – third LP

Released: 7 September 1998 – 20 years ago

PITCHFORK review: “The Scottish band’s excellent third album features some of their darkest and most detailed songs. Wholly beautiful and delicate, it was Stuart Murdoch’s first reluctant step into the spotlight… The Boy With the Arab Strap is one of the more context-laden records
of its era but it doesn’t suffer from the lack of noise around it, and in many ways is better off without it… Here they sound like promise and hope; a gang of misfits so comfortable being
out of step with the world that they created their own.”
– Score: 8.5/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: When it comes to sepia colored pop melancholia
Belle & Sebastian are up there with the best songsmiths/dreamers.

ALBUM in full…

https://open.spotify.com/album/0PnuQg8OK4KoOPrwhgyKRQ?si=XQnhpbXqSTSQaeLe-nor4A
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BELLE & SEBASTIAN: Website – Facebook – All Albums


(photo TUTV!)

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Launch New Melancholic Pop Reverie ‘THE SAME STAR’…

Scottish melancholic pop experts BELLE AND SEBASTIAN are in the middle of the release of a trilogy of new EPs under the umbrella title ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’. The first one came out last month with the second planned for 19th January. Here’s THE SAME STAR, its first track sung by Sarah Martin and designed with all Belle characteristics we know and love: moodiness, catchiness, nostalgia and romanticism. It sounds exactly like the very early days of a new year: hopeful, lively and electrical. Music, maestro, please…

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All info on the EPs right here here.