Review by DjBatman|
3½ stars out of 4
Borrowing their name from a cartoon called "Belle et Sebastien"
(about a boy and his huge white dog... erm!) and apparently coming straight
out some Scottish univerity project, B&S (don't trust the fake stories
they've put spread on the 'net and on their record sleeves... the band
is composed by more than two members and there's no girl called Belle
who went to ask a certain guy named Sebastian for some music lessons!)
deliver a fine, classy, unique, melodic and a bit retro indie pop/rock.
Every song tells a different story: you will be transported into the life
of "Lazy Line Painter" Jane, who "was a slave to the
working weeks. But she was unemployed"; her everyday life is also
narrated in a short story printed on the cd booklet. Another remarkable
moment is the last track ("A century of Elvis"), spoken over
a typical B&S melody as a backing track.