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Encyclopedia > Arab Strap (band)
Arab Strap

Background information
Origin Flag of Scotland Falkirk, Scotland
Genre(s) Post-folk
Indie rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 1995 - 2006
Label(s) Chemikal Underground
Associated
acts
Mogwai
L. Pierre
Malcolm Middleton
Website http://www.arabstrap.co.uk
Members
Aidan Moffat
Malcolm Middleton
Jenny Reeve
Stacey Sievewright
Former members
David Gow
Gary Miller
Adele Bethel

Arab Strap were a post-folk indie band from Scotland who were signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (827x1181, 129 KB)Promotional photo of Arab Strap by Neale Smith link This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Falkirk (An Eaglais Bhreac in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in central Scotland lying to the north west and north east of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, respectively. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots3 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  -  First Minister Jack McConnell... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Post-folk music is a music genre that, whilst not being folk music, uses some of its characteristics such as acoustic instruments and finger picked guitars. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow rock band The Delgados. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ... Aidan John Moffat is a Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in the post-folk band, Arab Strap. ... Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ... Aidan John Moffat is a Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in the post-folk band, Arab Strap. ... Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ... Post-folk music is a music genre that, whilst not being folk music, uses some of its characteristics such as acoustic instruments and finger picked guitars. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots3 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  -  First Minister Jack McConnell... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ...

Contents

History

Vocalist Aidan Moffat 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 alcohol. They began collaborating in 1995, and their debut album The Week Never Starts Round Here was released the following year. Aidan John Moffat is a Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in the post-folk band, Arab Strap. ... Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ... Falkirk (An Eaglais Bhreac in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in central Scotland lying to the north west and north east of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, respectively. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots3 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  -  First Minister Jack McConnell... Drag City is a Chicago based independent record label. ... Smog, at one point briefly renamed (Smog), is the musical alias of Bill Callahan, born in Silver Spring, Maryland. ... Will Oldham (born 24 December 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. ... The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ...


Over the course of their 10 year existence Arab Strap worked with a number of musicians 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 & 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. (left-right): Ailidh Lennon, Adele Bethel, Scott Paterson, David Gow Sons and Daughters are a Scottish rock band, from Glasgow. ... Belle & Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. ... Philophobia is the second album by sadcore group Arab Strap, released in 1998. ... The Boy with the Arab Strap is the third album from the twee pop band Belle & Sebastian. ...


Arab Strap's marked characteristics include sordid, 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. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a music magazine in the UK which has been published weekly since March 1952. ...


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. His first two solo albums, including the criically acclaimed 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine were released by Chemikal Underground. He is now signed to Full Time Hobby Records, and released his third album, A Brighter Beat on 27th February 2007. An Arab strap is a sexual device, invented and most commonly used by the filthy Arab himself, Mark Yates. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... A Brighter Beat is the third album by Scottish singer-songwriter, Malcolm Middleton, released on 25 February 2007 on Full Time Hobby. ...


On September 9, 2006 the band announced on their website that they were to split up. They celebrated the 10 years since their first studio album with the release of a compilation record, entitled Ten Years Of Tears. They went on tour in Europe for the last time at the end of the year, and played their final show at the end of a secret tour of Japan at Shibuya O-Nest on 17 December 2006. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Discography

Studio albums

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Philophobia is the second album by sadcore group Arab Strap, released in 1998. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Elephant Shoe is the third album by Arab Strap, released in 1999. ... Go! Beat Records was launched as a subsidiary of Go! Discs Records for dance artists like Gabrielle and Portishead. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Red Thread is the fourth studio album, and fifth altogether by Arab Strap, released in 2001. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Monday at the Hug & Pint is an album by the Scottish band, Arab Strap. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 598 × 600 pixels Full resolution (706 × 708 pixel, file size: 344 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Last Romance by Arab Strap http://www. ... The Last Romance is the sixth album by Scottish band Arab Strap. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live albums

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mad For Sadness is a live album by Arab Strap, released in 1999. ... Go! Beat Records was launched as a subsidiary of Go! Discs Records for dance artists like Gabrielle and Portishead. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Compilations and EPs

Image File history File links Nocover. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Nocover. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Go! Beat Records was launched as a subsidiary of Go! Discs Records for dance artists like Gabrielle and Portishead. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links Nocover. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Singles

Year Release Album Label
1996 "The First Big Weekend" The Week Never Starts Round Here Chemikal Underground
1997 "The Smell of Outdoor Cooking" The Week Never Starts Round Here Lissys
1997 "The Clearing" The Week Never Starts Round Here Chemikal Underground
1998 "Here We Go"/"Trippy" Philophobia Chemikal Underground
1998 "(Afternoon) Soaps" Philophobia Chemikal Underground
2000 "To All A Good Night" (none) Chemikal Underground
2001 "Love Detective" The Red Thread Chemikal Underground
2001 "Turbulence" The Red Thread Chemikal Underground
2005 "Dream Sequence" The Last Romance Chemikal Underground
2006 "Speed-Date" The Last Romance Chemikal Underground
2006 "The Shy Retirer" (none) Self-release

The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ... The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut album by Arab Strap, released in 1996. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... Philophobia is the second album by sadcore group Arab Strap, released in 1998. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... Philophobia is the second album by sadcore group Arab Strap, released in 1998. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... The Red Thread is the fourth studio album, and fifth altogether by Arab Strap, released in 2001. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... The Red Thread is the fourth studio album, and fifth altogether by Arab Strap, released in 2001. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... The Last Romance is the sixth album by Scottish band Arab Strap. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ... The Last Romance is the sixth album by Scottish band Arab Strap. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow, Scotland rock band The Delgados. ...

Notes

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External links

  • Arab Strap Official Site
  • Chemikal Underground Records - Home of Arab Strap
  • Malcolm Middleton Official Site
  • Melodic Records
  • Lazy-i Interview: May 2003
  • Concert photos by Laurent Orseau
  • Youtube footage of Arab Straps last ever gig in Tokyo

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Boy with the Arab Strap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (338 words)
The Boy with the Arab Strap is the third album from the Scottish band Belle and Sebastian.
As with the rest of the band's work, the album is labelled as twee pop, a term the band and many fans dislike.
Arab Strap were reportedly less than pleased with their inclusion in the title of the album.
Arab Strap (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground.
Arab Strap's marked characteristics include snide, rather sordid lyrics -- described by the NME as "fly on the duvet vignettes" and a brooding, spare sound.
In keeping with the theme of obscure 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 homosexual threesome.
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