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Belle And Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch On Empathy, Morrissey, And The Future Of The Band

Wednesday 10 July 2019


From US news outlet Metro:


Stuart Murdoch with Belle and Sebastian
Stuart Murdoch with Belle and Sebastian.
(Photo: Søren Solkær)

Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch on empathy, Morrissey, and the future of the band

The long-running Scottish indie-rock band is hitting the U.S. this summer.

By Pat King
July 9, 2019
© 2019 Metro Media US. All rights reserved.

The long-running and critically acclaimed Scottish band Belle and Sebastian has always been more of a world that lead songwriter Stuart Murdoch has wanted to live inside than a body of incredible songs. As a young man, Murdoch lost much of his youth while struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome, which left him bedridden on and off for nearly seven years. During this time, he wrote songs and hoped to one day form a band to perform the music and stories he had played out in his head. 

After assembling friends and whoever was around in his hometown to round out the band that would make up Belle and Sebastian, he released numerous albums such as “Tigermilk,” “If You’re Feeling Sinister” and “Dear Catastrophe Waitress” that have all now been deemed indie-rock classics. Murdoch, an astute student of pop music, quickly stood out among songwriting peers of his generation and the band gained a devoted base around the globe for his empathetic portrayals of everyday people just trying to make sense of the world.


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