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Malcolm on his website

They’re his words…not mine.

Malcolm Middleton is one half of indie folk band Arab Strap but has also released four solo albums, the most recent being Sleight of Heart, out last month. His music leans towards the more melancholy side of life, with lyrics delivered in a broad, delicious Scottish accent.

Wiki informs me that late last year Middleton released the single ‘We’re All Going To Die’ in the UK. It started off with 1000-1 odds against being the Christmas #1 single, but after heavy promotion from a BBC Radio 1 DJ and the wonders of the internet, it ended up coming fourth in the race to win. He was beaten by X-Factor winner Leon Jackson covering Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Figures.

Malcolm Middleton is currently touring the UK and Europe, with dates booked for Australia in May as well – yay!

May 7 The Hopetoun, Sydney
May 9 The Corner, Melbourne
May 10 The Zoo, Brisbane

A Moaning Shite – Malcolm Middleton

We’re All Going To Die – Malcolm Middleton

Blue Plastic Bags – Malcolm Middleton

Image courtesy of Malcolm Middleton’s website.