Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian was founded by Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David in Glasgow in 1994 where they released their debut album Tigermilk in 1996 under their college label Electric Honey in a 1,000 copy edition, making the original vinyl release a true indie collector’s item nowadays. That same year they released If You're Feeling Sinister under Jeepster Records, which will re-release their cult debut album in 1999, as well as their next three studio albums – The Boy With An Arab Strap, Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant i Storytelling. Four more studio albums followed under the Rough Trade and Matador labels - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), The Life Pursuit (2006), Belle and Sebastian Write About Love (2010), Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (2015) – and their most recent release from 2019, the original movie score for Days of the Bagnold Summer, which features Nick Cave's son, Earl Cave in the lead male role. Belle and Sebastian, with the band name taken from a TV adaptation of a French novel about a boy and his dog, are undoubtedly one of the most important indie pop bands and the genre's heavyweights with a fan base so loyal and dedicated that they were even officially elected „Scotland's greatest band“ amongst a very impressive list of Scottish musicians in 2005. Their long-awaited debut performance in Croatia will take place as part of the anniversary edition of INmusic festival.