As ever, Belle And Sebastian are oozing twee charm and creating intelligent off kilter songs. What makes ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ such a fantastic album is the sun blessed feel to the whole shebang. These songs are dazzlingly bright and bursting at the seams with pop joy. All of this has happened without sacrificing any of their charm, wit or character. Despite working with Trevor Horn this album has not been taken over by him, it sounds nothing like Tatu or Frankie Goes To Hollywood, but instead has inherited a certain West Coast smoothness. This is an album that the hardcore fans will take to their own and the uninitiated will be powerless to resist. Opening the album is the new single (out November 17th) ‘Step Into My Office, Baby’ which talks workplace sleaze in a catchy Beach Boys style. ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ should be a must have for you all.
Belle And Sebastian are touring the UK in December.
- Tue-Dec-02 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
- Wed Dec 03 London Astoria
- Thu Dec 04 London Astoria
- Fri Dec 05 London Astoria
- Sun Dec 07 Bath Pavilion
- Mon Dec 08 Brighton Dome
- Tue Dec 09 Norwich UEA
- Thu Dec 11 Newcastle Northumbria Uni
- Fri Dec 12 Bradford St. Georges Hall
- Sun Dec 14 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Label : Rough Trade
Release Date : 6 October 2003
Website : www.belleandsebastian.co.uk