9 December 2014

Belle and Sebastian release new video for Nobody’s Empire

Belle and Sebastian new video for Nobody’s Empire

Belle and Sebastian release new video for Nobody’s Empire

The new video for Belle and Sebastian’s latest single, “Nobody’s Empire,” premieres today on the band’s site [], and can be seen/embedded from YouTube (below).  The opening track from the group’s forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Stuart Murdoch says of the single, “it’s absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.”

The video for “Nobody’s Empire” combines footage from the album cover shoot - with cover model, actor Tamzin Merchant, 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 Belle and Sebastian 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 19th January, 2015, on 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)

Belle and Sebastian 2015 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 30 -  House of Blues, Cambridge, USA
April 1 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 2nd - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, USA
April 3rd - Riviera, Chicago, USA
May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff
May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol
May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
May 8 – Open, Norwich
May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
May 11 – Central Hall Westminster, LONDON
May 12 - Central Hall Westminster, LONDON
May 15 - Albert Hall, Manchester
May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester
May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle
May 18 – Opera House, Buxton
May 19 – City Hall, Leeds
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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