Snap Scene: Arab Strap, Rising Festival, The Forum, 3rd June 2022

Arab Strap, Rising Festival, The Forum, 3rd June 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

For almost 30 years, Arab Strap have traversed drink, drugs and sexual encounters with brazen honesty—all delivered in singer Aidan Moffat’s self-lacerating Scottish tongue. With a catalogue of increasingly complex albums, Arab Strap conjure the club and a smoke-filled bedroom in the same drag. 2021’s As Days Get Dark, their first album in 16 years, is an existential confrontation of middle-aged masculinity, and the sordid comedy and horror that come with it.

The Scottish icons of post-rock last toured Australia over 20 years ago as a duo, but this is the first time they’ll be bringing along a full band. A decades-long waiting game for fans is finally over.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1402 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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