Having played one of the shows of the year last week in Brooklyn with Teenage Fanclub, Belle and Sebastian head to LA and then onto Mexico where they will play three gigs with The Vaselines. Radio 1’s Vic Galloway has more on that and a listing of all the other Scottish gigs abroad this week.

Belle and Sebastian in Mexico
by Vic Galloway

Glasgow’s most successful indie-popsters are back on the road again, to support the release of new LP ‘Belle & Sebastian Write about Love’. Consistently brilliant song-writers since their debut ‘Tigermilk’ release, 14 years ago, they have been hugely prolific over the years and connected with a massive, global fanbase whilst blanking the media and refusing to cow-tow to major labels.

A truly independent band then, that have not compromised on their art, motives and ethics, who are actually hugely popular and can tour the world when they like. I saw them recently at the Slottsfjell festival in Norway and was blown away at how tight, confident and together they were. Having seen them live 12 or 13 years ago, witnessing a slightly shambolic ensemble, they now pack a punch and have a glorious back catalogue to draw from.

If only I can get get over to Mexico, as I’m sure the indie-kids will be lined up around the block in their droves waiting to make them feel very welcome indeed.

www.belleandsebastian.com

Also on tour this week: The Cinematics, Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro, The Vaselines and The Boy Who Trapped The Sun.

Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic has The Phantom Band in Session

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Vic has Paper Crows in Session

Follow Vic on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vicgalloway and at www.myspace.com/vicgallowayr1

Buy Belle and Sebastian in the Dear Scotland Shop:

Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love (Live on Fallon)

Scotland on Tour this week

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Photo Credit: Luiza Lacava