Arab Strap new EP, and tour
Arab Strap have
a new release - The Shy Retirer EP, out on September 8th which will
be available on CD & 12". Tracks:
1. The Shy Retirer (radio edit)
2. Why Can't This Be Love
3. The Good Part
4. The New Saturday
5. You Shook Me All Night Long
6. The Shy Retirer (Dirty Hospital mix)
The band are
also embarking on a full European tour in the autumn. For this tour
the band will be going electric and will be back to a full band
line-up (7-piece, including Jenny and Staacey) with an as-yet unconfirmed
rhythm section since Dave and Gary are no longer part of the live
album '5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine' will be released
in the USA in the Autumn - there's no official release date yet
but keep your eyes on the website. The US release will feature 4
bonus songs plus some videos.
The four bonus tracks are:
Speed On The M9 (acoustic demo).
Crappo The Clown (acoustic demo).
Rotten Heart (acoustic demo).
If you're not in the US or simply can't wait, the Crappo Video Collection
features on a free Chemikal CD which comes with the current issue
of a new Scottish magazine called 'Product'. The disc also includes
Shy Retirer and Act Of War.
Also, Malc will
be doing some solo gigs over the summer before the 'Strap
take on Europe.
Thursday, 11th September - Glasgow, Winchester Club (North Woodside
Road, just off great
western road at Kelvinbridge) - Malcolm will be playing at 10pm
and the Dj's will be on till 2am, entry is £3
Thur 18- kapittel festival, Stavanger, Norway.
for the UK dates are now in the Tour section.
Still available - 'Monday at the Hug & Pint' albums, plus 'Hug
& Pint' promotional beer mats - £2 for 10
UNDERGROUND SIGN SLUTS OF TRUST
It is with quivering
lips and barely contained joy that Chemikal Underground can officially
announce the signing of Sluts Of Trust. We've rarely moved so fast
to get anyone's signature and having secured the autographs of John
and Anthony, we're certain this is the beginning of something very
special indeed. The band inked the deal, metaphotically at least,
with a set at Glasgow's Nice'n'Sleazy on the 19th July.
The band performed a live session for BBC Scotland on Monday - you
can still heat the stream at the Air
Sluts Of Trust.
You wee fucking beauty.
7 and 8 of the FukdID series are currently hip and happening. Number
7 is an EP by Model Fighter - The Good Fighting EP" boasts
"no lifted samples. no mac or pc involved. played and built
Listen to a track: 'untitled (Horse Giant)'
And fukd id
#8 is '12k Boost Boost' by Kempston, Protek & Fuller. You can
try this before you buy too - 'This isSmog'.
Both releases are available on CD and 12" and full details
are in in the FukdID section
Strap competition winnier
We havea winner
in our recent Arab Strap competition...
Aereogramme - live, video, audio...
completed their Euro-tour on
27th July, in Dortmund
at the Visions Westend Festival.
We've added another instalment in their
You can see
a video of 'Indiscretion#243' in our video section
You can download
an mp3 of 'Wood' here.
And check out the band's new website at www.aereogramme.com
Delgados - no news is good news
Delgados, having conquered the USA, revived their back catalogue,
and performed sets at the Concern for Africanand Burns an'a'that
shows, are now taking a well-earned break.
In the meantime, The Delgados performed a live set for BBC's Session
in Scotland on December 9th and this set was broadcast on the show
that week. If you missed it you can still listen
The gig was video'ed too and you can view excerpts from it, also
on the Session
in Scotland website
Out of our heads - 15 tracks for under a fiver!
8 years. 19
albums. Top of the Pops, Peel, the Mercury nominations. You name
it. And to celebrate our octo-anniversary - well, to be honest,
it's as much to get the music out to anyone who might have missed
it first time round - we've collected some of the best bits of Chemikal
Underground (including two as yet unreleased tracks from Arab Strap
and Aereogramme), and put them together for YOU, dear listener.
'Skelp' spearheads a ridiculous campaign which is akin to us cutting
our own throat. You will be able to pick this up , it'll not be
over a fiver.
offer will NOT be on our web-shop which means that you will have
to get off your arse and beat off the crowds at your local retail
outlet - keep an eye open in record retailers for the rather lovely
Out of our Heads
1. Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
2. Aereogramme - Yes
3. the delgados - No Danger (Kids Choir) 
4. Radar Brothers - Shoveling Sons
5. Suckle - Saturn
6. Mogwai - Like Herod
7. Magoo -Pink Dust
8. Malcolm Middleton - The King of Bring
9. Arab Strap - Who Named the Days?
10. Cha Cha Cohen - A=A
11. Aereogramme - A Meaningful Existence
12. Mogwai - Christmas Song
13. Radar Brothers - Still Evil
14. the delgados - Pull The Wires From The Wall
and a bonus track from Aidan Moffat, aged 29 and a half.