Arab Strap release a new single ‘Aphelion’, available now as a download via Rock Action.

The track forms part of a limited edition 7″ out on March 4th, backed with another new track, ‘Flutter’.

“These two songs were written, recorded and mixed during the sessions for ‘As Days Get Dark’,” recalls singer Aidan Moffat, “but as much we loved them, we couldn’t find a place for them on the final album.”

“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.”

The band are touring Ireland and playing at festivals this summer with the following announced so far:
14/07/22 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
15/07/22 – Cyprus Venue, Cork
16/07/22 – Dolan’s, Limerick
17/07/22 – Whelan’s, Dublin
18/07/22 – Whelan’s, Dublin
12/08/22 – Way Out West Festival, Sweden
13/08/22 – Kulturhuset, Bergen, Norway

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