Published Apr 09, 2015These days, Belle and Sebastian embrace glossy dance influences, but the Scottish indie heroes are digging back into their days as a fragile, folksy band with a video for the unreleased tune "Paper Boat."
This track is fronted by former member Stuart David, who now plays in the band Looper. It's reflective of the band's early days with a twee acoustic arrangement and plinking glockenspiel. The song has never appeared on an album, although it has circulated among fans thanks to a radio session.
Stuart David's Looper bandmate Karn David put together the accompanying video using some archival vacation footage. A description explains, "The original footage filmed was in the summer of 1998 when Neil Robertson (the then B&S manager) took Stuart Murdoch, Isobel Campbell, Stuart and Karn David, to Banchory, Aberdeenshire for a wee trip."
Watch the blurry, deeply nostalgic Super 8 video below [via The Guardian].
Stuart David's book In the All-Night Cafe: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian will be out on April 16 in the UK and May 1 in North America.
In other Looper news, the band have a five-CD box set called These Things due out on April 14 through Mute. It includes a brand new album called Offgrid:Offline, and the track "Outro (TipToe Home)" can be heard at the bottom of this page [via The Fader].