Days of the Bagnold Summer is a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, now turned into a feature film starring Tamsin Greig and directed by The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird (his feature directorial debut). The cherry on top of all that is that Scottish legends Belle & Sebastian have recorded the Original Soundtrack for Days of the Bagnold Summer, featuring 11 brand new songs as well as re-workings of some old favourites like 'Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying' and 'I Know Where The Summer Goes'. Belle & Sebastian's Days Of The Bagnold Summer album will be out September 13th on Matador.

The first track to be shared from Bagnold Summer is the respelendent 'Sister Buddha', a song that drips with the ripeness of a youthful summer in its ringing guitars and chugging pace. Stuart Murdoch is in his element here, painting a lovelorn portrait of the titular 'Sister Buddha', expounding on all her virtues and shortcomings with the concern of a parental figure. Backed by ringing chimes and Belle & Sebastian's usual charming melodiousness, it's easy to get swept up in the warmth of 'Sister Buddha', which implores us to "step across the lonely threshold of your selfish mind and embrace the wave of goodness of your humankind," a message that lands perfectly timed in the middle of our British heatwave.

Belle & Sebastian's Days Of The Bagnold Summer will be out September 13th (pre-order). They've got all these live dates ahead:

July 2nd, Sheffield, Leadmill, UK*
July 3rd, Albert Hall, Manchester, UK*
July 4th, O2 Academy, Oxford, UK*
July 10, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US **
July 11, Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA, US #
July 12, Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US #
July 13, House of Blues, Boston MA, US #
July 15, M Telus, Montreal QC, CA %
July 16, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, CA %
July 18, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA, US %
July 19, House of Blues, Cleveland OH, US %
July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL, US
July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI, US %
July 23 Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis MN, US %
July 25 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary AB, CA
August 8-12th The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona - Cagliari
Nov 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France
Nov 2, Le Krakatoa, Mérignac, France
Nov 3, Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Nov 4 Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain
Nov 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 8 Primavera Weekender, Benidorm Spain

*with support from Westerman
**with support from Barrie
#with support from Ex Hex
%with support from Men I Trust

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