Belle and Sebastian are the latest artist to take part in the recurring NPR Tiny Desk series.
First and foremost, the band kicked off their set with their A Bit of Previous track, “Unnecessary Drama.” Belle and Sebastian then went on to perform two more songs from their ninth studio album: “Working Boy in New York City” and “Reclaim the Night.” They then went on to end with the classic “Judy and the Dream of Horses” from If You’re Feeling Sinister, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary.
“Thank NPR for having us, Tiny Desk for having us at last,” Belle and Sebastian say during their NPR Tiny Desk set. “We’ve come a long way. This is our first trip outside of Scotland for years and years, so it’s nice to see people. It’s freaking us out a little bit, but it’s nice. You know what I mean? You know when you finally get back to the office and it’s real…it’s real people.”
Watch Belle and Sebastian’s NPR Tiny Desk concert below.
Last month, FKA twigs also took part in an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) concert. Taking to a church as her backdrop, twigs delivered a three-song set alongside a violinist, a cellist, and a pianist. It was a pretty grand performance, that saw FKA twigs playing two MAGDALENE tracks, “home with you” and “cellophane,” in addition to “killer.”
“Killer” serves as twigs’ first new music since the release of her mixtape, CAPRISONGS in January, and her Yung Lean collab, “Bliss,” in April. This new tune feels far more reminiscent of MAGDALENE than that of the upbeat, dance-worthy CAPRISONGS.