Hear the Previously Unreleased Belle and Sebastian Song, ‘Paper Boat’
Stuart David was a member of Belle and Sebastian from the time of their 1996 debut, Tigermilk, until their fourth effort, 2000’s Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant. Now, David -- who currently helms the Scottish outfit Looper -- has documented that period of his life in the upcoming memoir, In the All-Night Café. During the research process, he uncovered vintage footage of the band that he’s now shared along with a previously unreleased Belle and Sebastian tune, “Paper Boat.” Watch it above.
The video captures the Glaswegian outfit on a trip in Banchory, Aberdeenshire in Scotland in 1998. It’s about as twee-pop as a vacation could be, as frontman Stuart Murdoch and company wade in a river, toss rocks and generally gallivant in the sun. The scene is set to “Paper Boat,” which was written by David around the time of Belle and Sebastian's terrific 1998 effort, The Boy With the Arab Strap.
David’s memoir, In the All-Night Café, will arrive in the U.S. on May 1 via Chicago Free Press.
Earlier this year, Belle and Sebastian released their ninth full-length to date, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. You can see them perform album track, “Nobody’s Empire,” on Conan here.
Looper will release their five-CD, career-spanning box set, These Things -- which includes the brand-new album, Offgrid:Offline -- in a few short days on April 14 via Mute.