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Belle & Sebastian announce three new EPs

By | Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017

Belle & Sebastian

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian released a collection of three EPs over a period of a few months. Now they’re doing it again, with a series of releases under the collective title ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’.

The first EP will be released on 8 Dec, followed by parts two and three on 19 Jan and 16 Feb respectively. Also out on 16 Feb will be a CD compiling all three EPs and a vinyl boxset. Though if you’ve already gone to the trouble of buying the first two on vinyl, you’ll be able to buy the box with just part three in it.

Accompanying the EPs announcement, the band have also released a track from ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 2’, titled ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’. This follow’s ‘We Were Beautiful’, which takes up position on the first release.

Of the new song, the band’s Stuart Murdoch says: “Having your first kid is a huge event, so I wrapped a lot of things I felt about Denny into the song. Being a dad made me feel a little like the pilot in ‘The Little Prince’, hence all the references to the Sahara!”

Listen to ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ here:

As previously reported, the band will be touring the UK and Ireland in March next year. Here are the dates in full:

6 Mar: Truro Hall
8 Mar: Cardiff, Millennium Centre
9 Mar: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
10 Mar: Nottingham, Rock City
12 Nov: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
13 Mar: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15 Mar: Brighton, Dome
16 Mar: London, Troxy
17 Mar: London, Troxy
19 Mar: Liverpool Philharmonic
20 Mar: York, Opera House
22 Mar: Gateshead, Sage
23 Mar: Perth, Concert Hall
24 Mar: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
26 Mar: Dublin, Vicar Street
27 Mar: Dublin, Vicar Street