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Never an avid follower of convention, Arab Strap founder Aidan John Moffat plans a Bush Hall show around the release of his new mini-album of condensed material. Having written a short song for a potential advert pitch (which he never got) he decided to apply the same economy to nine other tracks, coming up with ‘ten short short songs for modern lovers’. The mini-album features ten new recordings of no more than one minute in length.
“How To Get To Heaven From Scotland”
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Aidan will play with his four peice band The Best-Ofs, then play with Scottish musical legend Bill Wells, and will round up the night playing solo.
Last time we heard from Aidan Moffat, it was with the wonderful, darkly humorous, spoken word album and book package I Can Hear Your Heart, which received rave reviews on its February 2008 release. Less than a year later, 35 year-old Moffat was back in a new guise, as frontman of Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs, who will appear at Bush Hall.
Moffat’s certainly been keeping busy since the demise of Arab Strap, the duo he fronted for 11 years from 1995 to 2006. Alongside his many musical guises, the latest of which is a collaboration with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite named Aloha Hawaii, he’s taken up a position as an agony uncle for websiteThe Quietus, specialising in sex, of course. He’s already forming plans for the next album, and the next – But don’t expect it to be with The Best-Ofs, says Moffat.
“I’m currently of the notion that I won’t make a record with the same band or under the same name twice,” “My next album will most likely be one that I’m writing and recording with Bill Wells. I’ve also started a sequel to I Can Hear Your Heart, but it won’t be any kind of conventional music album so I don’t think that falls under the new rules. I reserve the right to change my mind anyway.”