Mind your own business: charming, I’m sure. A review of the new Belle And Sebastian album, which in my sensitive wimpy way I am liking quite a lot now. Incidentally, it –

– STOP THE PRESS! A gorilla? “Not planned” lies band… –

– anyway, it isn’t too surprising that B & S won’t talk to the press when the press don’t exactly make too much effort to listen to their records properly. “The Chalet Lines” on the new record is a first person account of a rape, and one handled a lot more straightforwardly and sensitively than, say, “Polly” by Nirvana – although whether that’s sensitively enough is another question. But for NME’s reviewer to describe it as ‘a brittle song of half-forgotten romance’ is, well, a bit of a mistake.