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Listen: Belle and Sebastian - "The Party Line (Tomas Barfod remix)" [Premiere]

17 March 2015, 10:01 | Written by Laurence Day

Danish producer Tomas Barfod has remixed Belle and Sebastian's "The Party Line", and you can hear it now, exclusively on Best Fit.

The band's latest record, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, is out now on Matador. In our 8/10 review of the album, Joe Goggins said of "The Party Line": "...the key word in this new record's title is ‘dance’; lead single “The Party Line” is simultaneously an out-and-out disco stomper and an exercise in detached cool."

The remix ramps up those effortless grooves and crystalline lacquer; far from a '70s-leaning belter, it's now a cool zephyr of electro-house. Though vaguely minimalist, with marching beats and hypnotic ostinatos, it oozes soul and shadowy flair.

This May, Belle and Sebastian will be touring the UK - this jaunt will include a two-night stint at London's Central Hall, and also at Manchester's Albert Hall. In July, the band will also be playing Somerset House's Summer Series.

Stream the remix below, and then check out Belle and Sebastian's upcoming tour dates afterwards.


3 – St. David’s, Cardiff
4 – Colston Hall, Bristol
5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
8 – Open, Norwich
10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
11 – Central Hall Westminster, London
12 – Central Hall Westminster, London
15 – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 – Albert Hall, Manchester
16 – City Hall, Newcastle
18 – Opera House, Buxton
19 – Town Hall, Leeds
22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
24 – Sound City, Liverpool


18 – Somerset House, London (Summer Series)

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