Review of Funny Little Frog (Rough Trade Records) Single by Belle And Sebastian

Belle And Sebastian
Funny Little Frog
(16/01/2006 Rough Trade Records)

Belle And Sebastian Funny Little Frog (Rough Trade Records) Single

How often over the years has a brash and much played Oasis release been shortly juxtaposed by a colourful and crafted offering from the Scottish soothers of B & S? In this instance, time changes nothing, as the Glaswegians calmly and in their inimitable free spirited manner, blur the boundaries of reality with such crisp and endearing rhythm that is cushioned by calming backing vocals.

The outfit's endearing quirkiness that has become their signature over an impressive career comes through via Stuart Murdoch's lyrical prowess;

"I am living up the life of a poet,
I'm the jester in the ancient court;
And you're the funny little frog in my throat."

Blazing horn interludes complete the picture of Belle & Sebastian's renewed vigour that looks set to continue long into 2006, with the release new album 'The Life Pursuit' (2006) and a thrilling UK tour in January and February.

David Adair

Belle & Sebastian UK Tour dates;
January 2006
• January 15th GLASGOW, ABC with guests The 1990s
• January 16th GLASGOW, ABC with guests Lucky Luke
• January 17th GLASGOW, ABC with guests King Creosote
• January 18th ABERDEEN, Music Hall with guests King Creosote
• January 26th BIRMINGHAM, Academy with guests The Brakes
• January 27th LIVERPOOL, Academy with guests The Brakes
• January 28th NEWCASTLE, Academy with guests The Brakes
• January 29th MANCHESTER, Ritz with guests The Brakes
• January 30th MANCHESTER, Ritz with guests The Brakes
February 2006
• February 1st BRISTOL, Colston Hall with guests The Brakes
• February 2nd CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange with guests The Brakes
• February 3rd BRIGHTON, Dome with guests The Brakes
• February 5th DUBLIN, Ambassador with guests The Brakes
• February 6th DUBLIN, Ambassador with guests The Brakes
• February 7th BELFAST, Ulster Hall with guests The Brakes
• February 9th SHEFFIELD, Octagon with guests The Brakes
• February 10th LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo with guests The Brakes


site - http://www.belleandsebastian.co.uk

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