Arab Strap Tickets
Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
They were the grimy sonic embodiment of hedonism and hangovers, now Arab Strap are back – singing about porn overload and dancing with corpses.
With its gently corkscrewing guitar, taut beats and whirring strings, The Turning of Our Bones is inspired by the Famadihana ritual of the Malagasy people, who dance with the corpses of loved ones. “It’s about resurrection and shagging,” says Moffat. It’s also an apt and darkly comic metaphor for the back-from-the-dead return of a band for whom sex was an integral topic.