Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch has introduced particulars of his debut novel.
Described as “half memoir and half fiction,” No one’s Empire follows a lead character named Stephen with the identical power fatigue syndrome as Murdoch himself. Will probably be launched in September 2024.
“I drifted into writing No one’s Empire,” Murdoch mentioned in an announcement. “It felt like the fitting time to inform this story in long-form, though I’ve been singing about it for years. I imagined I used to be writing it for the ME/CFS group and because the e book went on it grew to become extra essential to me, gaining a lifetime of its personal.
“I wanted it as a lot because it wanted me and I leant closely on it for solace. Due to this fact, when it was picked up by Faber for publication, I used to be elated and really relieved. Hopefully, that is the beginning of an attractive relationship!”
Bloody delighted to be a f..f..Faber creator! We are going to polish the e book up for you in time for subsequent yr, get some good artwork work performed too.😊 https://t.co/ROzRp31C1C
— stuart murdoch (@nee_massey) September 13, 2023
Earlier this yr, Belle & Sebastian cancelled their American tour, citing Murdoch’s well being.
The assertion learn: “Hello people. It’s Stuart from Belle and Sebastian right here. We’re sorry to need to announce the cancellation of our North American tour for 2023.
“As you is likely to be conscious my well being took a dive round November 2022. Whereas I’m hoping that I’ll enhance over the approaching months, we felt it might be a safer path to cancel this tour and go away a transparent path to restoration, slightly than take a threat and need to cancel on the final minute.
“We had a terrific plan in place, to launch our second LP in six months and hit America up once more! Whereas the file made it out, we’re going to have to attend a bit longer till we will tour it. We apologise once more for the inconvenience we have now precipitated you. Sincerely yours, Stuart.”
Initially of 2023, the band introduced particulars of a shock new album, ‘Late Builders’, and shared the only ‘I Don’t Know What You See In Me’. It’s the Scottish indie veterans’ twelfth studio album and was launched on January 13.
Arriving simply eight months after their final file ‘A Bit Of Earlier’, Murdoch lately informed NME that ‘Late Builders’ was born of the identical classes within the band’s native Glasgow in 2021. After plans for to file in Los Angeles have been deserted because of the coronavirus pandemic, the group transformed their rehearsal house right into a COVID-safe makeshift studio. Murdoch defined how after the downtime of lockdown, he entered classes for ‘A Little bit of Earlier’ “with about 30 songs”.