Film At 11: Stuart Murdoch

Belle And Sebastian‘s Stuart Murdoch doesn’t just have a funny little frog in his throat—turns out he had a side project up his sleeve: God Help The Girl (Matador), out today. (Don’t despair, B&S fans. Murdoch’s blog promises a return to band work: “This is just what i did on my holidays. Term time will resume soon enough.”) Murdoch describes God Help The Girl as a story set to music: music that owes as much to ’60s girl groups as it does to B&S, on account of orchestral accompaniments and a whopping nine vocalists, some of whom were chosen from an online competition. That audition process is the subject of this video, set to “Funny Little Frog” (a song on both God Help The Girl and B&S’s most recent album, The Life Pursuit), sung by one of the winners, Brittany Stallings.