Malcolm is Waiting
By One Giant Leap
Sunday 22 May 2011 11:58:00
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An eagerly awaited gig at the Waiting Room tonight, if that is not too many waits in a sentence. Falkirk folk hero Malcolm Middleton is taking to the stage. Folk hero but definitely not folk music from the ex Arab Strap post post punk mover andhead shaker.


Malcolm Middleton - Waiting Room, station Road, Eaglescliffe.

Tickets £12 - Doors 7pm


Malcolm Middleton is a Scottish musician best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in post-folk indie band Arab Strap,  as well as his solo career writing and producing.  In 2002, while in between Arab Strap albums, both he and bandmate Aidan Moffat pursued different solo projects, Moffat’s being the ambient Lucky Pierre. Malcolm, writing lyrics and singing for the first time, recorded the cathartic 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine for Chemikal Underground.


He released the slightly more optimistic album Into The Woods in the summer of 2005, again between Arab Strap records.

In late 2006, Arab Strap split after ten years together, leading Malcolm to focus on his solo work full-time. He swiftly signed to Full Time Hobby and the appropriately-titled third album, A Brighter Beat, was released in February 2007.

December 2007 witnessed an unlikely turn in Malcolm’s career as he put himself forward as a contender for Christmas no 1 alongside Sean The Sheep, Mariah Carey and the Xfactor. Needless to say, the coveted top spot went to fellow Scot Leon Jackon of Xfactor but Malcolm made a sizeable dent in the festive 40, being the only independent entry at no 31 with We’re All Going To Die. 


Waiting Room Restaurant - ring 01642-780465




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