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Only 1,000 copies of the album, which was only pressed on vinyl, were released, but it unexpectedly became a sensation, earning terrific word of mouth throughout England.As a result, the band became slightly more than a school project -- it became an actual band.Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Belle & Sebastian released their first two albums in 1996 at the peak of the chamber pop movement.At first, some critics in Britain's music weeklies tied the band into the subgenre, yet the group was too pretty, too delicate, to bear that label.The idiosyncratic approach to building their career isn't surprising given Murdoch's approach toward starting a band.A longtime fan of Felt, Murdoch left Glasgow for London in the early '90s in hopes of finding the group's leader, Lawrence Hayward, but he never found his idol.
Armed with nothing but their cellphones, they have set aside their differences and united to watch and vote for the next Arab Idol.
The record spawned the brilliant "Step into My Office" and "I'm a Cuckoo" singles, the latter of which was the group's biggest U. The Life Pursuit was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer and was released in 2006 by Rough Trade in the U. During the hiatus, Murdoch spent time on his God Help the Girl project (which included much of the band as well), and Jackson and Kildea toured and recorded with the legendary Scottish indie pop band the Vaselines, who had re-formed in 2009. -- and after its release, the band entered a quiet period. A few more shows followed in 2014, along with the release of Murdoch's film adaptation of God Help the Girl -- he turned the side project into a musical -- and the group announced it was beginning work on its ninth studio album.
After spending the early part of 2010 recording with Tony Hoffer, the group released Write About Love on October 12 of 2010. Preceded by the single "The Party Line," the Ben H.
Write About Love performed well -- it peaked at eight on the U. Allen-produced Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance appeared in January 2015.
Belle & Sebastian returned in December of 2017 with How To Solve Our Human Problems, the first in a series of three EPs released in succession.