Belle and Sebastian

Formed January 1996.
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Biography

Belle and Sebastian are an indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. They are often compared with acts such as The Smiths and Nick Drake. The name "Belle and Sebastian" comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics, Belle & Sebastian's "wistful pop" has enjoyed only limited commercial success.

After releasing a number of albums and EPs on Jeepster Records, they are now signed to Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

    Belle and Sebastian Write About Love 2010

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    Album eight from the acclaimed Scots is a fine addition to their impressive catalogue.
  2. Review of The Life Pursuit

    The Life Pursuit 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Where once there was soppy indie, now there is solid sunshine pop.
  3. Review of Dear Catastrophe Waitress

    Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2003

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Dear Catastrophe Waitress signals a new and exciting chapter in the Belle & Sebastian...
  4. Review of Tigermilk

    Tigermilk 1996

    Reviewed by Dennis O'Dell
    Deft, articulate tales of modern love.