Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat isn’t the most obvious candidate to release a Christmas album. He introduces their gigs as being “unsuitable for children”. His largely misanthropic narratives feature tales of brawling, fighting and Scenes of a Sexual Nature. This year’s Here Lies the Body, which paired Moffat and fellow Glaswegian Scottish album of the year winner Hubbert – was a selection of “carnal lullabies”.
And yet, after having so much fun recording A Ghost Story For Christmas as a single, they decided to do a full album. It taps into the reality of Christmas, where the flipside of the fireside glow can be lonely desolation.Continue reading...
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