Arab Strap

Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Will Oldham and Smog. They began collaborating in 1995, and their debut album, The Week Never Starts Round Here, was released the following year. One of their marked characteristics include sordid, personal, yet honest, lyrics – described by the NME as “fly on the duvet vignettes”.

At first essentially an electro-acoustic band with a brooding, spare sound, later albums and gigs saw them develop a fuller sound that drew deeply on both indie and dance music. Just listen to their latest album As Days Get Dark. It’s one hell of a journey.

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