Belle and Sebastian

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Belle and Sebastian's lockdown listening: 'I have a dance-off with my kids every night'
Stuart Murdoch from the Scottish indie favourites rediscovers his once-illicit love of Joni Mitchell, and celebrates the passion of Malcolm McLaren

Interview by Dave Simpson

01, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The best storytelling albums from Bowie to Kendrick Lamar
Transport yourself with music that tells a tale, from country-soul star Bobbie Gentry to Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar

Sophie Harris

10, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler review – tribute to surreal poet's fantasy island
Twenty-strong indie and folk supergroup show us why Glasgow-born eccentric was far ahead of his time

Graeme Virtue

30, Jan, 2020 @11:29 AM

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The 50 greatest Christmas songs – ranked!
From John Fahey, the Sonics and the Waitresses to Slade, Wizzard and Mariah Carey, we count down the best festive numbers

Michael Hann

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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All bands on deck: aboard the Belle and Sebastian Med and music cruise
Tempted by dolphins, flamingos, golden twilights and great bands, 2,000 fans signed up for the Boaty Weekender, some even coming from New Zealand. We join them in the hot-tub

Malcolm Jack

13, Aug, 2019 @5:10 PM

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If You're Feeling Sinister review – Belle and Sebastian inspire eccentric drama
Eve Nichol’s play combines songs from the Glasgow band’s well-loved album with an ambiguous narrative

Mark Fisher

06, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see
There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the world’s biggest arts festival

Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

14, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Belle voyage: all aboard the indie music cruise
The band’s frontman, Stuart Murdoch, discusses plans for the four-day Boaty Weekender festival in the Med next summer

Antonia Wilson

05, Dec, 2018 @6:30 AM

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The greatest Scottish indie bands – ranked!
With five beloved Teenage Fanclub albums coming back around on vinyl this summer, we look at the best of the band’s Scottish indie brethren

Alexis Petridis

04, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Belle and Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems Parts 1-3 – review
(Matador)

Phil Mongredien

25, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Belle and Sebastian accidentally leave drummer in pyjamas in Walmart
The Scottish band flew to Minnesota without Richard Colburn, and took to Twitter to try and get him to their next gig

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Aug, 2017 @8:58 AM

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Khalid’s Young, Dumb & Broke: a swooning paean to misspent youth
Also this week: Fall Out Boy fall back on riffs, while Major Lazer look covetously at Despacito’s success and say ‘I’ll have some of that’

Graeme Virtue

11, Aug, 2017 @1:00 PM

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