Looking a lot like the page boys before the fight at the wedding. Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton are following in a fine tradition of Scots musos in kilts. It's Peter Morrison without the shortbread tucked tightly in the sporran. that scary wee kid who sang ‘Donald where‘s your Troosers' minus the virginal pride and big Jesse Rae with the swinging claymore and serial killer mask in absentia. Image aside, our Falkirk chums have decided the time is now to release their best album since the elegant and epic Philophobia. Hoots. mon.

I Arab Strap release Monday at the Hug and Pint on Chemikal Underground, Mon 21 Apr.

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