ARAB STRAP announce new single ‘Aphelion’ – Listen Now

ARAB STRAP announce new single 'Aphelion' - Listen Now
Arab Strap – new colour portrait © Audrey Bizouerne 2022

“These two songs were written, recorded and mixed during the sessions for As Days Get Dark but, as much we loved them, we couldn’t find a place for them on the final album,” explains Aidan Moffat. “Maybe it’s because they seem to have their own distinct identities, but sometimes a song just sounds better on its own, when it’s not part of a crowd and vying for attention. So, to celebrate the anniversary of the album’s release, we present As Days Get Dark’s two runaway loners; a couple of black sheep who might not click with the rest of the family but, even though they aren’t very happy, are still worth a cuddle.”

Listen to ‘Aphelion’ – BELOW:

The runaway loners, “Aphelion” and “Flutter” will be available via a limited edition coloured 7” vinyl, one year after Arab Strap’s first album release since 2016. The first track “Aphelion” is available to stream and buy as a download now. The highly acclaimed album ‘As Days Get Dark’, released in March 2021, reached the UK Album Chart Top 20.

The band are touring Ireland and playing festivals this summer with the following announced so far:

14/07/22 Belfast Empire Music Hall

15/07/22 Cork Cyprus Venue

16/07/22 Limerick Dolan’s

17/07/22 Dublin Whelan’s

18/07/22 Dublin Whelan’s

12/08/22 Sweden – Way Out West Festival

13/08/22 Norway – Kulturhuset, Bergen

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