Plus your chance to win signed album sampler CD...

Arab Strap‘s Aidan Moffatt will visit next week for a web chat. They’ll be here on Thursday, August 19 at 2 pm GMT Click here to post your questions now.

They will also be signing exclusive sampler CDs from their forthcoming album ‘Elephant Shoe’ and has ten to give away. Click here to enter.

The four track sampler will not be given a release, so it’s a bit of a collector’s item. The tracks are


‘Hello Daylight’ ‘Tanned’ ‘Cherubs’ ‘One Four Seven One’ Arab Strap will play this year’s Reading (August 29) and Leeds (August 30) festivals.

They also head out on a UK tour, calling at

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (September 13) Oxford Zodiac (14) Leicester Charlotte (15) All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands Pontin’s (19) Exeter Phoenix (21) Bristol Trinity (22) London Islington Union Chapel (23) Colchester Arts Centre (25) Leeds Joseph’s Well (27) Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (28) Glasgow Mitchell Theatre (29)

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