- 12 May 22
The indie-pop group celebrates their tenth studio album.
Belle and Sebastian have announced a Dublin show at 3Olympia Theatre on November 9, in support of their acclaimed tenth studio album A Bit of Previous – their first in seven years.
The Scottish indie-pop band was formed in Glasgow in 1994 by Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David, both of whom had enrolled at Stow College’s Beatbox program for unemployed musicians.
The new album is self-produced and recorded by Belle and Sebastian with contributions from Brian McNeil, Matt Wiggins, Kevin Burleigh, and Shawn Everett.
"You could be forgiving for assuming the brace position in anticipation of Belle and Sebastian: the Midlife Crisis record," Ed Power wrote in his review of A Bit Of Previous for Hot Press. "Nothing could be further from the case, as they plunge into lilting indie on ‘Talk To Me Talk To Me’ and harmonica-fuelled sturm und drang on ‘Unnecessary Drama’.
"The biggest surprise is perhaps a foray into cold-wave funk on ‘Reclaim The Night’, a chilly bopper that harks all the way back to their synth classic ‘Electronic Renaissance’," he continued. "It’s a link to the past to conjure shivers – and a reminder that, whatever the future holds, Belle and Sebastian’s place in the indie-pop hall of fame is assured."
Tickets for the gig will go on sale on Friday at 10 am.
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Check out the album below.