Obscene, Oxford – I’m Waking Up To Us
26th November 2001
Record Review

The biggest small band around, this seems to be a fair way of describing Belle & Sebastian. They hardly ever do press but they still managed to sell out the Royal Albert Hall. This helps cement them as the real leasers of the ‘quiet being the new loud’ movement, another act that make the music they want and a lot of people seem to like it. This song keeps the B and S tradition of having a story running through it. The best trace on this single is the b-side ‘Marx and Engels’ that grabs you immediately, a group you could listen to all day and still not get bored.

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