Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1996. Of course, the first thing to mention is that there is no Belle and no Sebastian in the band. The name comes from a French children's book that later was adapted for television. Long-time critical favorites, Belle and Sebastian have released their ninth full-length record, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer and songwriter in the group, lending his distinctive vocals and literate lyrics to their songs. The album features the quirky baroque indie pop we've come to expect from the band, but quite often they add a dance groove to the music because Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance!