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Fringe Theatre

‘Intelligently devised’: If You’re Feeling Sinister review

The 1996 sophomore album from Glasgow-based cult indie-art band Belle and Sebastian, If You’re Feeling Sinister, has been heralded as magnificent by legions of fans since its release. Now, with a minimal plot weaved within it, it has been presented as an unremarkable theatre piece.  Kid (Sarah Swire), a lost youth, and Boss (Alan McHugh), […]

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Interviews Music

An interview with Belle & Sebastian’s Chris Geddes

In January, after a five year hiatus, Belle & Sebastian released their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. I caught up with the multi-talented Chris Geddes, Belle & Sebastian’s keyboard player about the band’s surprising longevity, Glasgow’s international mystique and whether the new record really is a new musical direction. The Student: You’ve […]

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Music

Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Opening with Stuart Murdoch’s most personal, and arguably most beautiful, song to date, “Nobody’s Empire”, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Belle and Sebastian’s ninth studio album, is immediately different from what came before. For the first time we see Murdoch open himself up, not hiding behind an angst-filled persona, and honestly explore his battle […]