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Encyclopedia > Aidan Moffat
Aidan Moffat

Background information
Birth name Aidan John Moffat
Born 1973
Origin Flag of Scotland Falkirk, Scotland
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1991 – present
Label(s) Chemikal Underground
Associated
acts
Bay
The Angry Buddhists
Arab Strap
The Sick Anchors
L. Pierre
Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs
Website http://www.aidanmoffat.co.uk

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Early life

Aidan was born and raised in Falkirk, Scotland. Whilst in High School, he listened to such bands as The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and Slint. In 1990, at age 17, he was expelled from school, with no Higher Qualifications. He then worked for four years at an independent record shop called Sleeve Records, resigning one morning, due to having a hangover and wanting to go home. Falkirk (An Eaglais Bhreac in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in central Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... This article is about the band named Pixies. ... Dinosaur Jr is an American indie rock band. ... Slint was a rock/math rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland) and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez). ... In Scotland the Higher is one of the national school-leaving certificate exams and university entrance qualifications of the Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority which superseded the old Higher Grade on the Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE). ...


Arab Strap

In 1995, Aidan and Malcolm Middleton began making music under the name "Arab Strap", and sent in demo cassettes to record companies. Only one, Chemikal Underground, replied, and they were soon signed to them. Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ...

Main article: Arab Strap (band)

Arab Strap were a post-folk indie band from Scotland who were signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ...

Other musical projects

Pre-Arab Strap

From 1991 to 1996, Aidan recorded with a band called The Angry Buddhists, which consisted of Aidan Moffat, Gavin Moffat, Stuart The Postman, "Cheg" Taylor and The Stobe. They recorded "over 40 songs on dictaphones and 4-tracks", but never played live. Aidan was also the drummer in the band Bay, who released two albums - Happy Being Different (1994) and Alison Rae (1995).


The Sick Anchors

In 2002, Aidan, Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai (a good friend of Aidan's), and Colin "Sheepy" McPherson released an eponymously titled EP under the name "The Sick Anchors" Stuart Braithwaite born May 10, 1976, is the lead member of the post-rock band Mogwai, based in Glasgow. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ...


L. Pierre

In 2002, after apparently being challenged by Malcolm Middleton to release a solo album[1], Aidan released a solo album entitled Hypnogogia under the name "Lucky Pierre". In 2005, after changing the name to "L. Pierre", Aidan released an album called Touchpool. His latest solo album was released in 2007, and is entitled Dip.


Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs

Aidan's new band is called Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs, and there is a planned album release for 2008. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

I decided as a young man I would never shave again, after a few accidents with a razor. Since then, I've always preferred a bit of hair. I don't know if I'd lose any power and I doubt that I'll ever find that out.[2]
  • The first album Aidan ever bought was Elvis Sings For Kids by Elvis Presley, and has said the sexiest song ever is "Look At The Boy" by Jean Plum.
  • His first ever gig was at age 16, and was David Byrne at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1989.[3]

For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ... R U Still in 2 It? is a song by Mogwai from their 1997 debut album, Young Team. ... Mogwai Young Team, or simply Young Team as it is often called, is the first full-length studio album by the post-rock group Mogwai. ... Hamilton Old Parish Church Chatelherault Hunting Lodge in Hamilton. ... The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ... EP+6 is a compilation album from Scottish band Mogwai, comprising tracks from the EPs 4 satin (1997), No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) (1998) and EP (1999). ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... The Barrowlands (more properly The Barrowland Ballroom) is a major dance hall and concert venue in Glasgow, Scotland. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notes

  1. ^ L. Pierre Interview with musicOHM.com
  2. ^ Arab Strap Interview on The Skinny
  3. ^ Aidan Moffat Interview on Amplifier Magazine

External links

  • Official Aidan Moffat Website

 
 

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