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Arab Strap is a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. Vocalist Aidan Moffat and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton met in Falkirk, Scotland, bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Smog and Will Oldham, and began collaboration in 1995. The band is completed by violinist Jenny Reeve and cellist Stacey Sievewright.

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.
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The Scottish post-folk duo Arab Strap was formed in mid-1995 by vocalist Aidan Moffett and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton, longtime friends who after years of exchanging cassettes of their respective bands decided to finally begin collaborating together. Upon signing to the hip Chemikal Underground label, they issued their debut single, the stark, downcast "The First Big Weekend"; the song was a major critical hit, with Britain's Radio One declaring it the best record of the decade. In late 1996, Arab Strap issued their full-length debut, The Week Never Starts Round Here, followed a year later by the EP The Girls of Summer. In 1998, after scoring a hit with their remix of David Holmes' "Don't Die Just Yet," Arab Strap issued their second LP, Philophobia. Elephant Shoe followed in the summer of 2000, The Red Thread was issued in early 2001, and Monday at the Hug and Pint came out in 2003.

Moffat records as a solo artist under the name Lucky Pierre, with this work also characterized 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.

The Week Never Starts Round Here (1996)
Philophobia (1998)
Singles (1999, compilation, Japanese release)
Mad For Sadness (1999, live)
Elephant Shoe (1999)
The Red Thread (2001)
Quiet Violence (2002, EP)
Monday at the Hug and Pint (2003)
The Cunted Circus (2003, live)
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