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ARAB STRAP are set to undertake a brief tour of the UK and IRELAND from May 1, conciding with the release of new single ‘TURBULENCE’.

The Scottish miserablists kick off in Dublin on May 1 rounding off in London on May 10. Support on all shows will come from Bright Eyes.

‘Turbulence’, lifted from recent album ‘The Red Thread’, will be released on May 7.