Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch Tapped for Interview at SXSW Music

Written by Rory Burbeck | March 3, 2014

SXSW 2014 Speaker Stuart Murdoch

Belle and Sebastian lead singer Stuart Murdoch has been added for an interview during the SXSW 2014 Music Conference on Saturday, March 15 in Room 16AB of the Austin Convention Center starting at 2:00PM.

Nine years ago, Murdoch began to write a group of songs for female voices. Those voices became characters, and then an album and a film script. Now, with the help of producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, Bridesmaids) and a cast that includes Emily Browning and Hannah Murray, God Help The Girl is a full-fledged feature film: a Scottish indie-pop-meets-Phil-Spector musical and coming-of-age-story in the tradition of The 400 Blows, Starstruck and Gregory's Girl.

Join Murdoch as he discusses the movie (which will screen later the same day at SXSW Film), its rather unusual Sundance prize ("World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for the Delightful Ensemble Performance, and How the Director Brought His Own Unique Universe into Cinema"), how being a film director is not that different from leading an eight-piece band, and Belle and Sebastian's Eurovision Song Contest-inspired ninth album, which is due out later in 2014.

Jason Cohen will be conducting the interview. Cohen co-edited the SXSW Scrapbook and is a senior editor at Texas Monthly, where he most recently profiled Veronica Mars writer/director Rob Thomas.

Photo courtesy of the speaker