Belle & Sebastian – Stuart Murdoch

Belle & Sebastian – Stuart Murdoch LSQ

One of my favorite insights from Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch in episode #75: “Maybe 1994 or 1995, a switch came on, and I started writing better songs. There’s no doubt about that. I remember writing a song called ‘Dog on Wheels’ at the start of 1995, and then quickly after that, I wrote a song called ‘The State I Am In,’ a song called ‘Lord Anthony,’ ‘Sleep The Clock Around,’ and it suddenly started flowing. There was a moment when I been in my favorite cafe, which I practically lived in — the Grosvenor Cafe — and I started getting the idea for ‘The State I Am In.’  I had a little tune and I took it outside because it was too noisy in the cafe, and the words started to flow. It started coming easily, riding on top of the tune. And I didn’t have to ponder the words. And actually I kind of didn’t know where the ideas were coming from, I didn’t know what I was saying — it all tumbled out.” 

Belle & Sebastian’s awesome new album, A Bit Of Previous, is out now. Their upcoming tour dates are below, and you can buy tickets HERE. 

May-24: Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville, NC

May-25: TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN

May-26: The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL

May-27: Palace Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 

May-28: The Admiral, Omaha, NE 

May-31: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Jun-1: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Jun-3: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

Jun-4: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Jun-5: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA

Jun-7: The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

Jun-8: The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe, NM

Jun-10: The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK

Jun-11: Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin, TX

Jun-13: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Jun-14: Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

Jun-15: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

Jun-16: SummerStage, Central Park, NY 

Jun-17: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Jun-18: Roadrunner, Boston, MA

Jul-1: Spain, Barcelona, Vida Festival

Jul-2: Spain, Madrid, Noches del Botanico,

Jul-15 Bristol, UK Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol Harbourside

Jul-16 Stirling, UK Cardross Estate, Doune The Rabbit Hole

Nov-13 Cardiff, UK Great Hall – Student’s Union

Nov-14 London, UK The Roundhouse

Nov-15 London, UK The Roundhouse

Nov -17 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy Sheffield

Nov-18 Liverpool, UK Olympia

Nov -19 Hull, UK Asylum, Hull University Union

Nov-21 Aberdeen, UK Beach Ballroom

Nov-23 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall

Nov-24 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK O2 City Hall, Newcastle

Nov-25 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy

Nov-27 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange

Nov-28 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham

Nov-29 Southampton, UK O2 Guildhall Southampton

Nov-30 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome

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