Not that you would learn much about this process from the DVD of God Help the Girl, however. And there’s a fly on the wall recording of a phone call here.. Illustrating how Barry and I hash out all the finer details of such a campaign. God Help the Girl had a long road to the screen. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. -- James, God Help the Girl. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to save the site. The premise itself is simple enough. Well, wish us luck, and I ferevently hope that I may meet some of you at one of the special previews that we will endeavor to put on. I’m not sure if this stuff interests you, but I thought I’d give you an update of where we are with the God Help The Girl project. By that time, hopefully, the worst of it will be over, and we’ll all be in the mood for a bit of a party.. Murdoch described the movie to an audience at a Q&A in New York City as bringing the aesthetic of a Belle and Sebastian album cover to life. Instead, producer Barry Mendel is left to fill in the blanks from Murdoch’s absence. The musically gifted Eve (Emily Browning) decides to leave a hospital, where she was being treated for anorexia. On Sundowner, Kevin Morby sings of valleys, broken stars, pale nights, and the midwestern American sun. Maybe it was her self-portrait. The project’s official site describes the sound as redolent of early B&S recordings while drawing on “musicals, sixties’ girl groups, eighties’ indie and, most of all, classic pop records.” And Stu’s psyched about Catherine: “In [her], Stuart has found a rare talent – her clear, lilting vocals bringing to life the characters in Stuart’s imagination and making for an ambitious and engrossing musical journey.” To be fair, he’s been psyched about her before; she previously contributed vocals to Belle & Sebastian’s “The White Collar Boy.” Something got him going this time. 13 “I’ll Have To Dance With Cassie” – Catherine Friend Ship is the Phoenix Foundation's most personal work and also their most engaging since their 2010 classic, Buffalo. When it didn’t light sales charts on fire, Murdoch, undeterred, turned to Kickstarter for film funding and eventually secured distribution. Tags: Belle And Sebastian , Catherine Ireton , God Help The Girl , … 14 “A Down and Dusky Blonde” – Dina Bankole, Catherine, Celia Garcia, Brittany, Asya. Waylon Payne details a journey from addiction to redemption on Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me, his first album since his 2004 debut. Tags: Belle And Sebastian , Emily Browning , God Help The Girl … Your email address will not be published. God Help The Girl is raising funds for God Help The Girl - Musical Film on Kickstarter! Murdoch’s Scottish Idol search bore fruit, helping him discover and record Brittany Stallings (Olympia, Washington) and Dina Bankole (Jackson, Michigan), and yielding a winning audition from Limerick-native Catherine Ireton, who takes most of the lead vocals on the forthcoming God Help The Girl LP. Belle & Sebastian God Help the Girl: Stuart Lee Murdoch (born 25 August 1968) is a Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, and the lead singer and songwriter for the indie pop band Belle and Sebastian. Browning and Alexander both have pleasant voices suited to the throwback nature of the songs; Browning especially sounds like she’d be equally at home fronting a twee-leaning indie outfit or a '60s girl group. 04 “A Uni?ed Theory” – Instrumental About. You can hear the Catherine-fronted orchestral bubblegum of lead single “Come Monday Night” at MySpace, or download below, and hear Stuart talk up the project with this video primer: God Help The Girl – “Come Monday Night” (MP3), Tracklist and vocalist designation: 12 “I Just Want His Jeans” – Asya It ranges from just a thankyou email (not much of a ‘prize’ I’ll admit, but we are genuinely thankful!) We hope the beta will be up sometime late next week. Belle and Sebastian does include both female singers and string players, but still Murdoch went out into the world, hunting beyond Glasgow's borders for the perfect collaborators. We will publish a few essays daily while we develop the new site. There is a brief feature about the making of the movie that touches on some of the major bullet points, but it feels like all of Murdoch’s material was cobbled together from preexisting interviews. Instead, it’s mix of silliness and seriousness, music and melodrama, and impeccable style with imperfect filmmaking combine to make God Help the Girl a film that’s top-to-bottom charming. Kickstarter is an online company that helps get your project funded. Required fields are marked *. Restless tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi runs his four-piece combo through some thrilling jazz excursions on a fascinating new album, A Time and a Place. I said to Barry, the producer of God Help The Girl, that I needed to make the film next summer. It’s not stricly B&S related, but one thing’s for sure, if I can get this picture made, I can get back to writing for Belle and Sebastian, so surely a good thing. And it does indeed seem that the possibility of making it is getting closer. God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. Aún no tenemos ningún álbum de este artista, pero puedes colaborar enviando álbumes de God Help The Girl In the absence of in-depth feature materials, the movie is mostly meant to speak for itself. Last year, Stuart made an open call for female singers (submissions required self-portraits, of course) to work on a new album and movie based on a story he wrote about a “better summer” featuring two girls and a guy. Canadian singer-songwriter Helena Deland's first full-length release Someone New reveals her considerable creative talents. The thematic connections between these 10 Laura Veirs songs and our current situation are somewhat coincidental, or maybe just the result of kismet or karmic or something in the zeitgeist. 07 “If You Could Speak” – Catherine, Anna Miles Those lucky enough to be warped by these 15 classic horror films, now available on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection and Kino Lorber, never got over them. It’s a place where anyone can go and contribute whatever he and her wants to a project of their choice. The record features nine different singers (including Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy and Asya from Smoosh), B&S members, and a 45-piece orchestra conducted by Withnail & I composer Rick Wentworth.