Arab Strap

NEWS: Arab Strap announce new album, tour dates and unveil first single

Arab Strap have announced details of their new album. Entitled I’m Totally Fine With It Don’t Give A Fuck Anymore, it’s the band’s second album for Rock Action Records, and their eighth studio album in total. Written and performed by Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton, in collaboration with Paul Savage, It will be released on 10th May.

The first single to be released from the album is ‘Bliss.’ Slightly different from what might be seen as the older Arab Strap sound, it’s almost an entirely electronic disco banger with just a hint of trusty guitar, it’s Arab Strap at their most immediate and vital. Lyrically, the song addresses the horrors of online hate, as Aidan Moffat says “It’s about women being terrorised online; it’s about cowardice and bigotry. It’s about how we expose ourselves on social platforms while hiding alone at home. But you can dance to it too!” The track comes accompanied by a video directed by award-winning, Glasgow based director Ains featuring a striking dancer personifying a character trapped in a dystopian realm.

The video may be streamed below.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

1. Allatonceness
2. Bliss
3. Sociometer Blues
4. Hide Your Fires
5. Summer Season
6. Molehills
7. Strawberry Moon
8. You’re Not There
9. Haven’t You Heard
10. Safe & Well
11. Dreg Queen
12. Turn Off The Light

The band will be playing the following tour dates:


20th: The Brickyard, Carlisle

21st: Fire Station, Sunderland

22nd: Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

23rd: Lantern, Bristol

24th: Koko, London

25th: Gorilla, Manchester

26th: Brudenell, Leeds


21: Barrowlands, Glasgow

Tickets may be purchased from the band’s website.

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