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[GIG] Arab Strap Farewell Gig @ The Tunnels

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ARAB STRAP

Vocalist Aidan Moffat (formerly of Bay) and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton grew up in Falkirk, Scotland and bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Smog and Will Oldham as well as their love of cheap booze. They began collaborating in 1995 and their debut album "The Week Never Starts Around Here" was released the following year.

Over the course of their 10 year existence Arab Strap have worked with a number of muscians including Jenny Reeve, Stacey Sievewright as well as Adele Bethel and David Gow who went on to form Sons and Daughters. Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian was featured on the album Philophobia but the album/song "The Boy with the Arab Strap" would later create something of a feud between the two singers.

Arab Strap's marked characteristics include sorid, personal, yet honest, lyrics -- described by the NME as "fly on the duvet vignettes"[1] At first essentially an electro-acoustic band with a brooding, spare sound later albums and gigs saw them develop a fuller sound which drew deeply on both indie and dance music.

In keeping with the theme of sexual allusion (see arab strap (sexual device)), Moffat records as a solo artist under the name Lucky Pierre - slang for the man in the middle of a gay threesome. This work is also characterised by brooding, spare sound but is instrumental in nature. Malcolm Middleton also has a solo career under his own name, and his music is released by Chemikal Underground.

On September 9, 2006 the band announced on their website that they are to split up. They plan to celebrate the 10 years since their first studio album with the release of a compilation record, entitled Ten Years Of Tears. This is one of the last chances to see Arab Strap live.

+ DE ROSA

Saturday 2nd November

The Tunnels

Carnegie's Brae

Aberdeen

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de rosa are supporting. arab strap play for 1hr 45mins and are on at 8.35

Thanks, man. That's quite an early time for the 'Strap to be on, bearing in mind that doors open at half seven! Oh well, I trust you're correct.

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yeah, need to cap it early because somebody had the genius idea of putting on Lisa Lashes straight after.

Yeah, I read that too - 'slightly' strange decision!

Two final questions - does the support band start at 7:30 (i.e. when the doors open?) and is there any sort of 'after-party happening post-gig? My mate finishes work slightly late so he was wanting to know. Cheers.

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Christ!! 8.35pm on stage!! Must alert others...

Yeah, i was going to ask about After show party malarky too...

At least i'll miss De Rosa :up: Thats one bonus.

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Mega gig. Long live the Strap!

Spot on . Fantastic gig. As a bit of a newcomer to the Strap, I thought their stuff was amazing.

Anyone have a setlist from last night? Want to investigate further...

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