“We’ve just kept our head down. We’re the Status Quo of indie, we’re still here – maybe that’s the thing. We’re a baroque pop band that came up in the mid-’90s, during Britpop, and we’re still here!”
Says Stuart Murdoch, after the announcement that NME are to award Belle and Sebastian with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at next week’s 2014 NME awards, taking place at London’s Brixton Academy. With their recent Q magazine (for their “Spirit Of Independence”) and Sundance Film Festival award for God Help The Girl, they better be adding a layer to that groaning trophy cabinet sooner rather than later.