Next week, we're getting the ninth studio album from indie troubadours Belle and Sebastian, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. We called it "one of the most important records of their career" - you can read the review here - and now you can finally see if we were right or just completely out of our minds by streaming it today before it's out on 19/20 January through Matador Records.

You can listen to Girls in its entirety right now over at NPR.org. If you want to catch them live, take a look at their spring UK tour dates below with support from the Dum Dum Girls.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 03-May Cardiff St David's Hall
  • 04-May Bristol Colston Hall
  • 05-May Portsmouth Guildhall
  • 07-May Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • 08-May Norwich Open
  • 10-May Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • 11-May London Central Hall Westminster
  • 12-May London Central Hall Westminster
  • 14-May Manchester Albert Hall
  • 15-May Manchester Albert Hall
  • 16-May Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
  • 18-May Buxton Buxton Opera House
  • 19-May Leeds Leeds Town Hall
  • 22-May Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

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