Arab Strap have introduced they’re returning with their first new album in 16 years.
The Scottish duo, comprised of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton, will launch ‘As Days Get Darkish’ subsequent yr on March 5. The announcement additionally comes with a brand new single, ‘Compersion Pt.1’ which you’ll take heed to beneath.
Talking concerning the new album, Moffat stated: “It’s about hopelessness and darkness. However in a enjoyable method. It’s undoubtedly Arab Strap, however an older and wiser one, and fairly in all probability a greater one.”
Middleton added: “We’ve had sufficient distance from our earlier work to reappraise and dissect the nice and unhealthy parts of what we did. Not many bands get to do that, so it’s nice to separate up.”
You’ll be able to take heed to the brand new music beneath:
The duo have additionally introduced a UK tour for September 2021. Tickets go on sale on Friday (November 27) from the band’s official site.
4 – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester
5 – Dublin Vicar St, Dublin
6 – The Mill, Birmingham
7 – SWX, Bristol
8 – Electrical Ballroom, London
9 – Boiler Store, Newcastle upon Tyne
10 – Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow
The Scottish duo teased their comeback earlier this year, revealing they have been “again from the grave and able to rave”. On September 1, they shared their first new materials in 15 years with ‘The Turning Of Our Bones’.
Chatting with The Guardian, the group seemed again on going their separate methods in 2006, whereas hinting at what followers can count on from their future output.
“It’s about making new music with new instruments,” Middleton informed the outlet. “There’s no level getting again collectively to launch mediocrity.” Elsewhere, Moffat stated that Arab Strap have been “not attempting to recapture the ’90s” with their new materials.
Reflecting on the “fiery” studio classes previous to their break-up, the group revealed their reunion has been like placing on “a pair of soiled previous slippers,” and that they’ve skilled a “zen-like calm and focus” whereas engaged on new music.
A reunion tour adopted the band’s preliminary breakup, which got here after the discharge of their 2005 album ‘The Final Romance’. After the cut up in 2006, the band then reformed in 2011 for a one-off gig, after which got back together properly in 2016 for a run of pageant dates and a remix of their single ‘The First Massive Weekend’, titled ‘The First Massive Weekend Of 2016’.