Our pick of the albums reviewed on these pages this week is What To Look For In Summer, the new live album from Belle And Sebastian – click here to revisit the review and leave your score.
“Whenever rival fans are looking up cliches to support the assertion that indie music is twee, Belle And Sebastian are usually one of the bands which they like to kick sand in the face of.”
“It’s fair to say that the Glaswegians haven’t helped themselves much in the past, from their DIY beginnings with 1996’s effete Tigermilk to their rejection of anything which seemed codified to the evils of rock and roll.”
“Band leader Stuart Murdoch has also spoken recently about his determination in the early days that they would insist on playing gigs in less orthodox venues, a bus which took them to places like Colchester Arts Centre and the Queens Hall in Dunoon. Times have changed, but whilst the concept of a floating festival isn’t a new one, the 2019 Boaty Weekender event they curated and headlined will have to go down as where the most sunblock was probably applied.”