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Belle & Sebastian Biography

Belle and Sebastian are an indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. They are often compared with acts such as The Smiths[1][2] and Nick Drake.[3][4] The name "Belle and Sebastian" comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics,[5][6] Belle and Sebastian's "wistful pop"[7] has enjoyed only limited commercial success.[5]

After releasing a number of albums and EPs on Jeepster Records, they are now signed to Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States.


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