The Scottish indie outfit receive odd distinction
Andy Morris

10:22 3rd December 2014

Belle and Sebastian have been named "the whitest band alive" by the founder of online dating site OKCupid, beating out a variety of contenders including Norwegian duo The Whitest Boy Alive.

As the National Post points out, in OK Cupid founder Christian Rudder's new book 'Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)', Rudder draws some conclusions from the site's extensive data.

Rather than being the much suspected U2, They Might Be Giants or Kiss who gain this dubious honour, Rudder reveals it “a wistfully lilting, alt-emo Glaswegian Indie band whose name is derived from a 1960s-era French novel about a six-year-old boy and his dog.”

Flying in the face of statistics, Gigwise find this grossly unfair, not least because of the inherent funkiness found in the band's latest single  'The Party Line'. 

Watch the video for 'The Party Line' below

Belle and Sebastian are set to tour the UK in May, kicking off in Cardiff on 3 May before finishing in Liverpool at the end of the month. Full tour dates are below. For tickets and more information, click here.

May 03 Cardiff, Wales - St. David's
May 04 Bristol, Wales - Colston Hall
May 05 Portsmouth, England - Guildhall
May 07 Cambridge, England - Corn Exchange
May 08 Norwich, England - Open
May 10 Birmingham, England - Symphony Hall
May 11 London, England - Westminster Central Hall
May 14 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
May 16 Newcastle, England - City Hall
May 18 Buxton, England - Opera House
May 19 Leeds, England - City Hall
May 22 Glasgow, Scotland - Hydro Arena (with the Scottish Festival orchestra)
May 24 Liverpool, England - Sound City

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Photo: Wenn