Belle and Sebastian is without a doubt a musical institution. The Scottish band, established in the mid-90s around front man Stuart Murdoch, grew over three decades into one of the most beloved indie pop bands, with both artistic and commercial success. With their instantly recognizable and refined mix of 60s chamber pop and indie rock, several generations of fans hold them close to the heart. They have more hits than one can count on two hands and albums like ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’, ‘The Life Pursuit’ and ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ grew out to be modern classics. Moreover, Belle and Sebastian is the ultimate indie-nerd band, eagerly referenced in films like ‘500 days of Summer’ and ‘High Fidelity’ and whose songs feature on the soundtracks of ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘The O.C.’, ‘One Three Hill’ and ‘Gilmore Girls’ among others.
With ‘A Bit of Previous’ Belle and Sebastian release their tenth studio album, the first in seven years. The recipe of refined melodies and captivating lyrics remains unchanged. As always Belle and Sebastian make us both smile and drift away in melancholic daydreams. For the occasion of the album the band is touring with a large ensemble and of course the necessary Belle and Sebastian romanticism. Fans know what to expect and can only be jealous of whoever gets to experience their magic for the first time. The ideal band for a beautiful summer evening in the park.