Arab Strap to release compilation album

Double album titled Arab Strap out in September

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Arab Strap to release compilation album

Scottish indie rockers Arab Strap (vocalist Aidan Moffat and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton) are releasing a compilation album on 30 September.

Celebrating two decades years of music, the self-titled double album Arab Strap will feature 20 songs and it releases ahead of October's special anniversary shows in Manchester and Glasgow.

Featured tracks include 'Shy Retirer', 'Love Detective', 'The Clearing' and 'Rocket Take Your Turn'. Vocalist Aidan Moffat explains the band's tracklist: 'We chose 20 songs – one for each year since we started – and decided to split them into two lots of 10. The first disc's a kind of best-of, but we just stuck to the more electronic stuff for this – there's so many different sounds going on in Arab Strap albums, so we wanted to make it a more coherent whole.' Disc two features rarities from EPs, b-sides and outtakes.

Arab Strap is out on 30 September on Chemikal Underground.

Arab Strap tour dates:
Fri 14 Oct – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sun 16 Oct – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Arab Strap

Scottish rock duo (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) reunited for the group's 20th anniversary.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sat 15 Oct

£22.50 / 0141 552 4601

Sun 16 Oct

£22.50 / 0141 552 4601

Electric Brixton, London SW2

Thu 13 Oct

£25.75 / 020 7274 2290

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Fri 14 Oct

£23 / 0161 236 3234

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