Stop everything, carefully place valuables and breakables on the nearest level surface, and drop everything else.

Why? Well only because Belle & Sebastian have released a first taste of forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, that’s why. And it does not disappoint.

The Party Line shimmies here, and grooves back over there; it’s a far cry from the fey indie-pop of yore. It’s a giant shiny stride away from There’s Too Much Love - on which Stuart Murdoch did assure us he could “dance all night like I’m a soul boy” - and with a head-glance over at Your Cover’s Blown and a knowing node, we head into what seems to be Belle & Sebastian’s brave new world of lit-up dancefloors.

Buy Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance from Matador…