Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

About Belle and Sebastian

Stuart Murdoch formed Belle and Sebastian as an ad hoc band to record a college music project, later released as Tigermilk by student-run label Electric Honey in 1996.

∙ When the initial 1,000 copies of Tigermilk sold out, Murdoch enlisted local musicians to make Belle and Sebastian an actual band.
Pitchfork ranked Tigermilk’s “The State I’m In” No. 17 on its Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s.
∙ The group is named after a French TV series adapted from the novel Belle et Sébastien, about a little boy and his dog.
Rolling Stone listed the band’s sophomore album, If You’re Feeling Sinister, No. 75 on its 100 Best Albums of the ’90s list.
∙ Their song “Seymour Stein” was featured in the film High Fidelity, and lyrics from “The Boy With the Arab Strap” were quoted in (500) Days of Summer.
∙ Voted Scotland’s greatest band in a poll conducted by UK digital guide The List, Belle and Sebastian also won Outstanding Contribution to Music honors at the 2014 NME Awards.
∙ Murdoch wrote and directed the film God Help the Girl, which was also the name of his 2009 musical side-project.

  • ORIGIN
    Glasgow, Scotland
  • FORMED
    1995

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