The songs are about a Scottish girl who is hospitalized after a nervous breakdown. Induring a tour promoting their album Dear Catastrophe Waitresshe came up with the idea of writing a series of songs telling about the life of girls and young women which could be sung not by After Youve Gone - Jabbo Smith And The Hot Antic Jazz Band - European Concerts group but female vocalists.
Thinking about this project, he started writing new songs which were shelved for the time being; after God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl time the idea of arranging them in a logical whole and making a film occurred to him. Looking for performers for his songs, Murdoch placed an advertisement in a local magazine in Glasgow in Stuart Murdoch also held an open audition on the imeem community portal — This Is The Way They Choose To Die - Aurora Borealis - Worldshapers candidates who wanted to work with the group were to send in their demos of two Belle and Sebastian songs: Funny Little Frog and The Psychiatrist Is In.
Brittany Stallings and Dina Bankole from the US were chosen out of about applications; in February they were invited to a trial recording session in Glasgow. The main discovery of the project turned out to be Catherine Ireton, with whom Murdoch had established contact by chance in There she was the vocalist in the pop-jazz group elephant,  with whom she published the album In the Moon in The band broke up in Julybut before that the songwriter and guitarist of elephant, Michael John McCarthy, moved to Glasgow to do a post-graduate course and passed the album In the Moon to his friend who showed it to Stuart Murdoch.
When Stuart Murdoch heard the album of elephant, he invited Catherine Ireton, who was in her final year at university and both directed and played in theatre performances in Ireland at that time, to Glasgow in Marchheld a trial recording session for her and afterwards asked her if God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl wanted to work with Belle and Sebastian.
The singer agreed and moved to Scotland in the same year. She joined the project along with other vocalists, singing and recording demos of nearly all the songs.
Catherine Ireton appeared on the sleeve of the EP The White Collar Boy as 7-5 - Jonwayne - Oodles Of Doodles (File, Album, MP3) as even though she did God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl perform any songs on it.
Finally she appeared as the vocalist in the single Come Monday Night and then in the main album God Help the Girlboth released in Out of 14 pieces on the album, Catherine Ireton performs solo or with other singers in 10 songs.
The film of the same name was shot in Glasgow during and released in The film was awarded a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January The records released within the project include so far three singles, one EP Stills and the album God Help the Girl with the following pieces: . God Help the Girl — the main album of the project, whose recording began in CaVa Studios in Glasgow and which was released on 22 June The above pieces include only part of the music material which has been recorded within the project so far.
Owing to Stuart Murdoch's authorship and the accompaniment of the group Belle and Sebastian, the songs from the project God Help the Girl much resemble in their musical aspect the other work of Stuart Murdoch and Belle and Sebastian band. These similarities are all the more visible that some of the songs Funny Little FrogAct of the Apostle were taken directly from the band's repertory and were God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl earlier by Murdoch himself.
In the project God Help the Girlhowever, the band limited itself to the accompaniment, the main roles are played by the vocalist — Catherine Ireton and others; which means that the released singles and albums cannot be regarded, strictly speaking, as part of the output of Belle and Sebastian.
The invitation of female vocalists to take part in the project resulted from the subject matter of the songs and the planned film: their main character is a girl named Eve, who dropped out of college where she was not a very good studentstarts work, but wants to change her life — she would like to become a singer or a songwriter.
She also has many love and other personal problems — she has just absconded from the psychiatric ward. The problems, however, do not look dramatic in the songs in the form Lo + Duro Megamix - Various - Lo + Duro they were written by Murdoch and are performed by the vocalists. Most of the pieces are cheerful in tone, with elements of irony and self-irony; even the more reflective songs, like Come Monday Nighthave a cheerful and catchy tune.
In the musical aspect, God Help the Girl is a reference to, or even pastiche of British girl bands performing in the s, with a rich orchestral arrangement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film, see God Help the Girl film. Belle and SebastianCatherine Ireton.
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