Belle and Sebastian have released the video for new single ‘This Letter’, taken from their recently released soundtrack album Days Of The Bagnold Summer, out now on Matador Records. Watch the video below:
“After the Boaty Weekender I got the chance to make another video,” says Murdoch. “With limited time, I called upon 3/4 of boat mates Wet Look to help me out. They play three tired film crew people, who just made a Belle and Sebastian video - but they quite fancy having a go at filming themselves, so they get hold of Super 8 cameras, and start messing about.”
Previous single ‘ Sister Buddha’ (the filming for which opens the present video) is currently A-listed on BBC 6 Music, where the band were recently live in session for Mary Anne Hobbs, performing songs from the new album. Listen back to the session in full here (1:35:33).
This autumn will see Belle and Sebastian headline Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris and the inaugural Primavera Weekender in Benidorm, as well playing a small run of European shows. A full list of upcoming dates can be found below.
The Glasgow 7-piece recently added another triumphant chapter to their storied history with The Boaty Weekender, a four-day music festival and Mediterranean cruise headlined and curated by the band, where they were joined by fellow artists Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub, Buzzcocks, Nilufer Yanya, Japanese Breakfast, Hinds and Wet Look, among many others.
Days of the Bagnold Summer OST features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying,” originally appearing on 1996's If You’re Feeling Sinister, and “I Know Where The Summer Goes,” from 1998's This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP.
The directorial debut of Simon Bird ( The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner) set for release in 2020, Days Of The Bagnold Summer features BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan ( Eye in the Sky, The Falling, Pride), Earl Cave ( The End of the F***ing World), Rob Brydon ( The Trip, A Cock and Bull Story), BIFA-Award-winning actress, writer and director Alice Lowe ( Prevenge, Adult Life Skills, Sightseers), Olivier-Award-winner actress Tamsin Greig ( Second Best Marigold Hotel, Tamara Drewe) and Elliot Speller-Gillot ( Uncle). It's a tender, touching and acutely observed coming-of-age story, which tells of a heavy-metal-loving teenager’s holiday plans falling through at the last minute, leading to him having to spend the summer with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum. The film is set for release in 2020, watch a preview clip HERE.
Oct 31, L’Aéronef, Lille, France
Nov 1, Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France
Nov 2, Le Krakatoa, Mérignac, France
Nov 3, Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Nov 4, Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain
Nov 6, Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 8, Primavera Weekender, Benidorm Spain