Scottish indie-rockers Belle and Sebastian announce August shows with Badly Drawn Boy

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Scottish indie-rockers Belle and Sebastian announce August shows with Badly Drawn Boy

Belle and Sebastian
Words by Staff Writer

With their twelfth studio album Late Developers adding to an already beloved catalogue of music, Scottish indie-rock icons Belle and Sebastian will be bringing it all to Australian fans on a long-awaited tour of the country this August.

The release of Late Developers, coming hot off the heels of their 2022 album A Bit Previous, showcased Belle and Sebastian’s continued sense of artistic growth and songwriting talent. A band who has consistently remained in sync and rhythm with each other, and a core creative vision, Belle and Sebastian’s current oeuvre has been a joy for longtime and new fans alike to be absorbing.

Belle and Sebastian tour

  • Wednesday 21 August The Tivoli Brisbane
  • Thursday 22 August Enmore Theatre Sydney
  • Friday 23 August Palais Theatre Melbourne
  • Sunday 25 August Hindley Street Music Hall Adelaide
  • Tuesday 27 August Astor Theatre Perth

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For Australian fans, they will be able to experience the warmth and richness of the Belle and Sebastian live show at venues right around the country, starting in Brisbane and continuing around the East Coast before finishing in Perth.

Joining Belle & Sebastian will be English singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy, marking their first trip down under in over twenty years.

Releasing his first album in ten years – Banana Skin Shoes – in 2020, Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) re-entered radars with a collection of material to remind new and old fans alike of his exemplary songwriting skill. A Mercury Prize winner (2000’s The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast), Badly Drawn Boy has built a musical legacy as a solo musician and composer that has ensured his status as one of Britain’s most important and defining voices of the late ‘90s, into the early ‘00s.

Since their debut in 1996 with the seminal record Tigermilk, Belle and Sebastian have been an integral player in the development of an indie-pop sound synonymous with music coming out of the U.K. over the course of the following decade. Subsequent releases, including 1998’s The Boy With The Arab Strap and 2003’s Catastrophe Waitress introduced more audiences around the world to Belle and Sebastian’s brand of pop songwriting, solidifying their place as indie royalty.

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