After the success of the most recent Belle and Sebastian album, The Life Pursuit, band leader, main singer and songwriter Stuart Murdoch decided to take some time to pursue his dream of writing a rock musical scored for female singers. After auditioning dozens of talented vocalists from around the world via internet contests, he chose winners and, with all of the members of Belle and Sebastian backing him up, recorded this breathtaking record from one of most singular voices. It combines the strengths and feel of the early Belle and Sebastian records in a broader musical palette, which draws equally on musicals, sixties girl groups, eighties indie and, most of all, classic pop records. And, in Catherine, Stuart has found a rare talent - her clear, lilting vocals bringing to life the characters in Stuart's imagination. Plus Stuart singing on some tracks, and a 45-piece orchestra. We love this. You should really take a moment to check them out! You can also buy their music here at Matador, iTunes, and Amazon!
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