Arab Strap

Biography

We need bands like Arab Strap. In these times of production line pop stars and cognate, corporate clones, Aidan and Malcolm's music remains unique, observant and callously honest. Listening to their material can be both uncomfortably voyeuristic and engagingly provocative in a way that so few of their contemporaries can even hope to approximate. Over the course of the last seven years, Arab Strap have displayed an innate lyrical talent which explores the intimacies and the pathologies of relationships: attraction, lust, jealousy, infidelity, rejection and loss, delivered with brutally stark honesty and set to a soundtrack which elevates their music beyond the miserable to the level of an elegiac lament for loves won and lost.

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Arab Strap - The Last Romance

18th October 2005 -

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Arab StrapThe Last RomanceAlbum ReviewThe sixth studio album from Scots Aidan and Malcolm and it's pretty much what you'd expect. It's apparent from the opening track – Stink – that their pre-occupations are still with...

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