Belle and Sebastian Announce New Album

Belle and Sebastian, will release Days of the Bagnold Summer September 13 on Matador Records. Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012
Belle and Sebastian photo by Marisa Murdoch

Belle and Sebastian, will release Days of the Bagnold Summer September 13 on Matador Records. Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner).

Days Of The Bagnold Summer features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded tracks ‘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.

“Everything we do that becomes an album is a big deal for us,” says the band’s Stuart Murdoch. “We’re quietly pleased with how the collaboration went, but the truth is that you don’t know what’s going to happen when it goes out into the world, and people hear it.” Martin thinks it is slightly different from other records they’ve put out. “It’s more consistent, probably, than most of our albums. Soundtracks are a deeper cut. They’re not a big pop statement.” But is making music for film that different than making it for a listener? “The whole thing with music is to make a good moment better,” Murdoch says. “Deeper, more thrilling, more heartfelt.”

Days Of The Bagnold Summer, set for release in 2020, 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.

Belle and Sebastian
Days Of The Bagnold Summer
Tracklist

1. Sister Buddha (Intro)
2. I Know Where The Summer Goes
3. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?

4. Jill Pole
5. I’ll Keep It Inside
6. Safety Valve
7. The Colour’s Gonna Run
8. Another Day, Another Night
9. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
10. Wait And See What The Day Holds
11. Sister Buddha
12. This Letter
13. We Were Never Glorious

Belle and Sebastian
Live

July 2nd, Sheffield, Leadmill, UK
July 3rd, Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
July 4th, O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
July 10, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
July  11, Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA, US
July 12, Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US
July 13, House of Blues, Boston MA, US
July 15, M Telus, Montreal QC, CA
July 16, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, CA
July 18, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA, US
July 19, House of Blues, Cleveland OH, US
July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL, US
July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI, US
July 23 Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis MN, US
July 25 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary AB, CA
August 8-12th The Boaty Weekender,  Barcelona – Cagliari
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