Go Bananas for Malcolm Middleton

Singer-songwriter and one half of Arab Strap to play Róisín Dubh

Malcolm Middleton. Photo:- Lou Rhodes

Malcolm Middleton. Photo:- Lou Rhodes

MALCOLM MIDDLETON, the solo singer-songwriter, who is also known as one half of Arab Strap, along with Aidan Moffat, makes a welcome return to Galway next month to play the Róisín Dubh.

Malcolm Middleton plays the Róisín Dubh on Sunday February 3 at 8pm as part of his current tour, promoting his latest album, Bananas, which came out in November.

The Scottish singer guitarist has released seven solo albums under his own name; two albums and an EP under the moniker Human Don't Be Angry; has collaborated with the artist David Shrigley in the Music And Words project; and between 1995 and 2006 made six albums with Moffat as Arab Strap. The pair re-united in 2016 for concerts in London, Manchester, and Glasgow, and are currently working on a new Arab Strap album.

Bananas has enjoyed critical acclaim with The Arts Desk calling it "another chapter containing songs that stand beside his best"; Sunburnsout.com called it, "a sumptuous album, warm, disillusioned, but generous and welcoming...Malcolm Middleton is a quite rare and very precious artist"; while The List, describing the track 'Man Up, Man Down', said, "as with so many songs on Bananas – it's up there with Middleton's loveliest and most thrilling work to date".

Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at [email protected], Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.

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