La vie est belle
Scottish indie-folk outfit and critical darlings Belle and Sebastian are launching a new tour this summer, after the release of their new EP Trilogy earlier this year, the first stirrings from the group since 2015's Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. Rarely on the road, don't miss your chance to catch their twinkling melodies and lyrics, underscored with a magnetic mix of whimsy and melancholy.
Formed in Glasgow in 1996, Belle and Sebastian have always been fine purveyors of beauty and biting honesty. Coming to mainstream attention with their 1998 album The Boy With The Arab Strap, they have steadily churned out acclaimed efforts ever since, becoming an icon of gentle indie coolness and creativity. Of the newest release, How To Solve Our Human Problem, lead singer Stuart Murdock summed up their appeal perfectly - 'A gentle summer storm, but as insistent as a river'.