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September 8th...


Latest News

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
bonus tracks
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 band.

Malcolm's solo 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).
Party Eyes

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.

Full details 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



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 website

Sluts Of Trust. You wee fucking beauty.

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Fukd ID's available  

instalments 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 on boxes".
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


Arab Strap competition winnier  

We havea winner in our recent Arab Strap competition...

Aereogramme - live, video, audio...  

Aereogramme completed their Euro-tour on 27th July, in Dortmund at the Visions Westend Festival.

We've added another instalment in their tour diary

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

Delgados - no news is good news  

The 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 online
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.

This 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 poster.

Out of our Heads on Skelp

1. Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
2. Aereogramme - Yes
3. the delgados - No Danger (Kids Choir) [edit]
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.





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