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Malcolm Middleton is back, again, with his seventh studio album Bananas, this time on the East Neuk of Fife’s Triassic Tusk Records. The guitarist and songwriter is best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in the Scottish indie band ARAB STRAP, as well as for his string of DPR$$N-CORE smash hit solo singles “Fuck It, I Love You", "We're All Going To Die" and "Balled Of Fuck All”. On Bananas Malcolm has teamed up with the acclaimed not-jazz trio (David Jeans DRUMS, Stevie Jones DOUBLE BASS and Graeme Smillie PIANO) to produce an album that is both scathing and nice. Malcolm continues to report back from the depths of the everyday, whilst simultaneously attempting to monetise hell.
Adding a dose of saccharine to the mix are the Samaratinesque choir of Kenny Anderson (KING CREOSOTE), Jenny Reeve (BDY_PRTS) and Dan Willson (WITHERED HAND). Recorded and Mixed by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Delgados) at Chem19 Studios in Glasgow. Track listing 1/Gut Feeling 2/Love Is A Momentary Lapse In Self-Loathing 3/What A Life 4/Buzz Lightyear Helmet 5/Twilight Zone 6/That Voice Again 7/Man Up, Man Down 8/Salamander Gray Malcolm will be on tour in Europe during Autumn 2019. “Right up there with Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash” (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) “Middleton shows off impressive acoustic guitar skills oddly reminiscent of a young Paul Simon” (THE TIMES) “Achieves ABBA-like moments of pop greatness” (MOJO) “Malcolm has a warm, immediately engaging voice that makes even his saddest songs sound strangely joyful” (THE GUARDIAN)