BELLE & SEBASTIAN RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘THE SAME STAR’ FROM EP TRILOGY HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS
January 9, 2018
1 – OUT NOW, PT. 2 – JANUARY 19th, PT. 3 – FEBRUARY 16th WITH COMPILATION CD AND LIMITED EDITION VINYL BOX SET
2018 UK, EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
“Finds the Glaswegian indie pop greats speaking to our times” – Pitchfork
“These sparky songs are the freshest the band has sounded in years, a revelation” – MOJO
Belle and Sebastian begins 2018 with shimmering new single ‘The Same Star’. Taken from Part 2 of the band’s trilogy of EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems, the Sarah Martin penned, Leo Abrahams produced song brings together breezy guitars, feel-good rhythm and Martin’s bittersweet vocals for another showcase of the infectious, inquisitive and timeless pop on the band’s latest offering. Listen here; https://open.spotify.com/album/4U033WdZriezOgoKGWVA6o
Following the singles ‘We Were Beautiful’ and ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’, How To Solve Our Human Problems has already been greeted with accolades from publications including Pitchfork, MOJO, ELLE, GQ, and NPR among others.
The band concluded 2017 in style, with radio sessions for Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music (listen HERE), Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 (listen from 1:11:50 HERE), and BBC Radio Scotland’s The Quay Sessions, where they performed a special cover of The Waitresses’ ‘Christmas Wrapping’. Watch the performance HERE.
Belle and Sebastian embarks on UK and European tour dates through February and March, including a double header at London’s Troxy on the 16th and 17th of March. All upcoming dates can be found below.
Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems, has the classic blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.
Watch ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ video HERE
Watch ‘We Were Beautiful’ video HERE