Indie pop royalty blown in on a breeze of Glaswegian whimsy.


Have you found yourself standing in the Australian breeze lately and thought, “Do I feel in this breeze a touch of whimsy; whimsy and the slight lilt of literary references spoken in Glaswegian accents?”

You have? Sure sign that Belle and Sebastian are on their way.

After four years the ever-enduring Glaswegian collective, who have long held the title of indie-pop royalty, have released their ninth studio album just in time for an Australian tour. Belle and Sebastian are never a band to ignore their roots, so longtime fans can look forward to performances that celebrate everything from indie-pop classics from early albums Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister to their newest dancey ventures ‘The Party Line’ and ‘Enter Sylvia Plath’ off the new album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.

Sydneysiders can catch a special performance at Taronga Zoo as part of the Twilight sessions, where you can pair the sweet as honey vocals and pensive lyrics of frontman Stuart Murdoch with the sounds of the animal kingdom.

Belle and Sebastian are playing two Sydney dates for 2015:

January 29 — Enmore Theatre (Supported by Twerps)
January 31 — Twilight at Taronga (Supported by Darren Hanlon)

We caught up with Stuart Murdoch for a chat about B&S’s stylistic changes, having cocktails created in one’s honour and putting politics in pop. Check out the interview right here.

Published on January 27 , 2015 by Elise Newton

The above is an article published on Concrete Playground Sydney’s website previewing the band Belle and Sebastian’s upcoming Australian tour.


This piece was written during my time as a regular contributor to the online cultural magazine Concrete Playground as a regular contributor and intern. Concrete Playground is an online magazine updated daily that provides its readers with the latest in cultural events, news and places, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington.

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