The idea for The Boaty Weekender came about after the Bowlie Weekender at Pontins. “The notion for The Boaty Weekender is absolutely the same. Getting a bunch of like-minded people together, and dropping the barriers between the artists and the punters". Stuart catches up with The Guardian on the beginnings of this music festival at sea. ⚓
Stuart voices his support for #tripletuesdayOMF whereby every donation made ANY DAY OF THE WEEK to OMF between now and the International "Giving Tuesday" on November 27, 2018 will be trebled ... Find out more & donate here: https://www.omf.ngo/triple-tuesday-18/ Thanks!! xx
Matador Records are offering an unprecedented 25% OFF when you use the code, “terribletimes” through December 13th. Orders of $40.00 and above receive a free tote bag. This is a great chance to buy 'How To Solve Our Human Problems' if you have not already http://mat-r.co/matador25off
Use this code when you checkout in our online shop this weekend and receive 25% off your full order 🤸♂️ (minimum spend £20.00)! Discount valid until midnight GMT, Monday 12th November. CODE: NOVSALE18 https://www.shopbelleandsebastian.com
'The Music From Bagpuss' will be released by Earth Recordings on the 18th of November, featuring liner notes from our Sarah, alongside The Vaselines' Frances McKee, (as well as Daniel Postgate, Stewart Lee and Andy Votel). Mastered from Oliver Postgate's own tapes in Glasgow at Green Door Studios and available as a limited edition 'shop window' LP or ladybird-style bookback CD. Available from all good record shops, or pre-order yours here, should the moment take you: http://earthrecordlabel.com/product/the-music-from-bagpuss-sandra-kerr-john-faulkner/
Glad to announce this morning that we are in the midst of recording an original soundtrack for the new Simon Bird film Days of the Bagnold Summer. Filming has now wrapped and the Altitude Films release marks the directorial debut of actor, writer and comedian Simon Bird, star of the international hit Inbetweeners films. The cast includes BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan (Eye in the Sky, The Falling, Pride), Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World), Rob Brydon (The Trip, A Cock and Bull Story), BIFA-Award-winning actress, writer and director Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Adult Life Skills, Sightseers), Olivier-Award-winner actress Tamsin Greig (Second Best Marigold Hotel, Tamara Drewe) and Elliot Speller-Gillot (Uncle).
We're pleased to tell you that The Forest of Black's video for Poor Boy has been nominated for best VFX by the IBIZA Music Video Festival. Check out the video here: https://vimeo.com/262366610
Starry Skies album 'Be Kind' which Stevie helped to record is out on 12th Oct and the band have an album launch party at Glasgow's Oran Mor Sat 6th Oct. "upbeat and uplifting pop, perfect for all seasons." Pre-order from Rough Trade Records here https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/starry-skies-be-kind
RG from @boatyweekender We're doing it right on board The Boaty Weekender! We'll have yoga and cocktails and club nights and themed balls and games and scrabble tournaments – and gigs. Gigs upon gigs from some of our good friends and favourite acts like Mogwai Camera Obscura and many more. ⠀ ⠀ Join us as we sail round The Med by booking your stateroom today. http://www.theboatyweekender.com/
'Tigger' is a well known face to fans of Tigermilk. We are auctioning him off to raise money for Hearing Dogs, a charity suggested by a young friend of the band. If you have a love of tigers, or indeed dogs, or if you simply want to own a very special part of the Belle & Sebastian history, then place your bid today! History of Tigger: Tigger was produced by Disney, born in 1995, and purchased at The Sentry Box in great George Street, Glasgow (which was also featured in the band's video for the song Dog On Wheels). He appeared on the front sleeve of Tigermilk in 1996. Tigger is kindly donated to us by the cover star of Tigermilk, Joanne and her son Arch.
Pre-sale for The Boaty Weekender is happening now & it's not too late to get involved! There's still time register here: http://buff.ly/2L7oiE2 🐬🐳 Set sail with us next August! ⚓
Pre-sale bookings begin today for The Boaty Weekender & we're already hearing from folk far and wide who are coming on holiday with us! 🐬🐳 There's still time to register for the pre-sale here: http://buff.ly/2L7oiE2
Stuart has become an ambassador for Open Medicine Foundation. 🙌 An ME/CFS sufferer for the past 28 years, he has come out in support of OMF and their research to end ME/CFS. See more about this here: https://youtu.be/IMTVqv6rw6c
Our festival at sea is on the horizon yonder! The Boaty Weekender sets sail from Barcelona to Cagliari and back again between Aug 8th-12th 2019. Get on board with us, Mogwai, Camera Obscura, Yo La Tengo, Django Django, and many and more! Sign up to The Boaty Weekender pre-sale here: https://buff.ly/2LDF8vo 🚢