2019 album (Ex-Arab Strap) also available on CD.
Scottish singer songwriter, guitarist Malcolm Middleton is best known for his work with post-folk indie band Arab Strap and for his work with Aidan Moffat and for his subsequent solo career, writing and producing. Malcolm is back, again, with his seventh studio album ‘Bananas’, this time on the East Neuk of Fife’s Triassic Tusk Records.
On ‘Bananas’ Malcolm has teamed up with the acclaimed not-jazz trio (David Jeans: Drums, Stevie Jones: Double Bass and Graeme Smillie: Piano) to produce an album that is both scathing and nice. Malcolm continues to report back from the depths of the everyday, whilst simultaneously attempting to monetise hell. Adding a dose of saccharine to the mix are the Samaratinesque choir of Kenny Anderson (King Creosote), Jenny Reeve (Bdy_Prts) and Dan Willson (Witherd Hand).
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Delgados) at Chem19 Studios in Glasgow. Malcolm will be on tour in Europe during Autumn 2019.
“Right up there with Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash” - Sunday Telegraph
“Middleton shows off impressive acoustic guitar skills oddly reminiscent of a young Paul Simon” - The Times
“Achieves ABBA-like moments of pop greatness” - Mojo
“Malcolm has a warm, immediately engaging voice that makes even his saddest songs sound strangely joyful” - The Guardian