Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch shares lessons from forced slowness

Stuart Murdoch, chief singer and songwriter of Scottish band Belle and Sebastian, on his art and his struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Guest host Gill Deacon speaks with Stuart Murdoch, the chief singer and songwriter of Scottish band Belle and Sebastian, about the band's newest album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.

Murdoch also opens up about his struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome and how the condition fuelled his determination to be "violently positive". 

WEB BONUS | Stuart Murdoch on the time he accidentally died his hair blue. 

Plus, as referenced in the interview, here's Belle and Sebastian's Nobody's Empire. 

Stuart Murdoch joins guest host Gill Deacon on Tuesday April 14, 2015 (Chris Pizzello/Invision/The Associated Press)


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.