The much-loved cult indie rock duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton return with their first new album in 16 years.
Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton grew up in Falkirk and bonded over a love of rock music, sad songs and dancing. Naming their new band Arab Strap, they released their debut album, The Week Never Starts Round Here, in 1996, and soon became a much loved cult duo for their fly on the wall, brutally honest songs about sex, drugs and drinking.
They returned last year with a new album, As Days Get Dark – their first in 16 years – describing it as being “about hopelessness and darkness, but in a fun way.” An older and wiser version of their 90s work, it keeps the ink-black humour of early Arab Strap, while updating it for modern times, as heard on ‘Fable of the Urban Fox’, a stunning single alluding to xenophobia and Broken Britain.
In association with 432 Presents
Arab Strap were never just of their time, but truly in a league of their own.
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