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As Days Get Dark (Vinyl)

PLU: 5051083164863
Format - LP
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 05/03/21

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“As Days Get Dark” is the 7th studio album, and first in 16 years, from Scottish legends Arab Strap!

The duo, Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton, returned last year with comeback single “The Turning Of Our Bones” which immediately re-engaged fans of the long dormant group. The song breezed on to radio playlists around the world, from 6 Music in the UK to Double J in Australia.

Across the 11 tracks of As Days Get Dark, the band have tapped into their core sonic foundations and what made so many people fall for them but also stretched it out into new terrain. “It's definitely Arab Strap, but an older and wiser one, and quite probably a better one,” states Moffat. “We've had enough distance from our earlier work to reappraise and dissect the good and bad elements of what we did,” reveals Malclolm Middleton. “Not many bands get to do this, so it's great to split up.”
Whilst Moffat jokingly says “we're still doing what we always do: Malcolm gives me some guitar parts then I’ll fuck about with them and put some drum machines and words over the top”.

As Days Gets Dark is a record that manages to feel like both evolution and revolution: a continuation of what has come before but also a bold leap into the future and as Middleton concludes, “There's no point getting back together to release mediocrity.”

While a return trip to Australia (which would be their first in almost exactly 20 years) is but a pipedream at the moment, it is clear that there are people waiting.

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
LabelBest & Fairest
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative


  • 1. The Turning Of Our Bones
  • 2. Another Clockwork Day
  • 3. Compersion Pt. 1 03:36 Video
  • 4. Bluebird
  • 5. Kebabylon
  • 6. Tears On Tour
  • 7. Here Comes Comus!
  • 8. Fable Of The Urban Fox
  • 9. I Was Once A Weak Man
  • 10. Sleeper
  • 11. Just Enough
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