Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich, bittersweet, and warmly welcoming original soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian, to be released September 13 on Matador Records.
The announcement arrives with first single 'Sister Buddha' and its accompanying video. The anthemic and transcendent song is led by shards of melodic guitar and Stuart Murdoch’s compassionate lyrics and soaring vocals, telling of a protagonist in search of an escape from "the thrills, the pills, the circus ring" of daily life, brimming with a message of inner strength and solidarity.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics 'Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying', originally appearing on 1996's If You’re Feeling Sinister, and ‘I Know Where The Summer Goes’, from 1998's This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP.
The band headline a run of festivals this summer, starting with their own The Boaty Weekender music cruise in August, followed by Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris in October, and the inaugural Primavera Weekender in Benidorm in November, alongside further UK and European headline shows.
1. Sister Buddha (Intro)
2. I Know Where The Summer Goes
3. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
4. Jill Pole
5. I'll Keep It Inside
6. Safety Valve
7. The Colour's Gonna Run
8. Another Day, Another Night
9. Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying
10. Wait And See What The Day Holds
11. Sister Buddha
12. This Letter
13. We Were Never Glorious