Belle & Sebastian Debut “Nobody’s Empire”

Belle & Sebastian Debut “Nobody’s Empire” video, from their forthcoming album 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

The new video for Belle & Sebastian’s latest single, “Nobody’s Empire,” premiered today on the band’s site, you can also watch it below. The opening track of their forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Stuart Murdoch says “it’s absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.”

The video combines footage from the album cover shoot – with cover model Tamzin taking on the role of Stuart Murdoch in this tale of Murdoch’s health problems as a younger man – with over 100 clips received from B&S fans, as well as archival clips from the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library Of Scotland and the Prelinger Archives.

Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on January 20th, 2015 via Matador. The ninth studio album from Belle and Sebastian was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). Additional mixing took place in Glasgow with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan before being mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

Track Listing:
1. Nobody’s Empire, 2. Allie, 3. The Party Line, 4. The Power of Three, 5. The Cat with the Cream, 6. Enter Sylvia Plath, 7.The Everlasting Muse , 8. Perfect Couples, 9. Ever Had a Little Faith? 10. Play for Today , 11.The Book of You, 12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

Tour Dates:
January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
January 31 – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
February 12 – AX Club, Seoul, Korea
February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo
March 30th: USA, Cambridge, House of Blue
April 1st: Canada, Toronto, Massey Hall
April 2nd: USA, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
April 3rd: USA, Riviera, Chicago
May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol
May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London
May 12th: UK, Westminster, Central Hall
May 15th: UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
May 24 –Sound City, Liverpool, England
June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York
July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

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