Are Arab Strap about to announce some kind of reunion?

Cult Scottish band played their last gig to date in December 2006

Cult Scottish band Arab Strap have launched a new website which appears to be teasing some kind of reunion.

The website,, which appears over the weekend, features the welcome message: “Hello again. Arab Strap with Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6Music, Wednesday 15th June 2016 from 4pm.”

At present, the website is simply a holding page with a link through to the 6Music website, where fans can listen to what is presumably an interview with the influential band on Wednesday.


Arab Strap – Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton – formed in Falkirk in 1995. They released six studio albums, the most recent of which, ‘The Last Romance’, came out in 2005. Their biggest single, ‘Here We Go’/’Trippy’, peaked at Number 48 in the UK in 1998. They announced their split in September 2006 and played their final gig to date two months later in December in Japan.

Malcolm Middleton spoke about the possibility of reforming Arab Strap back in 2013, saying at the time: “I think, with Arab Strap, it was good at the time. But we could only write songs of that ilk at a certain age. So I don’t think we’ll ever record again but it might be good to do a gig.”