The first two albums by Falkirk indie legends Arab Strap are to be re-released on Chemikal Underground, in special limited format. As well as enhanced artwork and lyrics, The Week Never Starts Round Here includes:
the band’s first Peel Sessions (from March 1997) which features guest appearances from members of Belle & Sebastian, plus Arab Strap’s first ever gig in its entirety, recorded for the Peel Show at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (October 1996).
Philophobia’s bonus CD includes the second Peel session, from March 1998, and their six track live set from T in the Park 1998.