A few years ago I went into Music Zone in Doncaster to look for albums by an artist I had read about in a magazine (Rodrigo y Gabriella) but I couldnt remember the name, so at the counter I explained it was a duo, a girl and a boy, they were (I thought) South American, and they were really talented guitarists. The staff gave me the headphones and played me "Dear Catastrophe Waitress". As soon as I heard "Stay Loose" I was hooked, and now, 10 albums later (I still have to get Tiger Milk and a couple of the singles) I would describe myself as a fan, I am even signed on with their website. For anybody who doesnt know who B&S are, they are Glasgows finest (without the accent), and they are probably the biggest global act from GB, though you dont see or hear too much about them in the media. They have a dedicated fan base (this boy in London wants to know when you are going to grace us with a couple of nights at Wembley Arena) and the songs usually have some storyline, a snippet of their everyday life and experience, a bit like Ray Davies and a little bit like Lennon-McCartney, especially when they do the really sweet tune with the barbed sarcastic lyrics. Still I suppose it shows you cared! Musically B&S are pirates, taking influences from everybody, but especially the 1960s, making something new and always original. "God Bless The Girl" is a soundtrack for a movie (of the same name I believe) distilled from the bands' catalogue and particularly Stuart Murdoch's experiences. It would be worth buying for the "soul" production of "Funny Little Frog" on its own, which at some point in time will hit the charts. Great album, cant wait to see the film, cant wait to see the band!