Last week, Arab Strap, the duo made up of Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat, launched their Twitter account with a film-style poster that claimed "Arab Strap Lives!". The poster also featured the tag line, "They're back from the grave and ready to rave", and teased a vague release date, "Coming up soon".
Last Friday (28 August), BBC Radio 6 Music also teased Arab Strap's comeback by asking listeners to guess the mystery lyricist. They wrote, "An act beloved of 6 Music are returning after 15 years. Can you guess who it is? Join Steve Lamacq on Tuesday from 4pm to find out." The lyrics read, "Let's not be bashful / Don't be oblique / The flesh is willing / But the spirit is weak."
Arab Strap have today confirmed that they will be the act returning after 15 years, and have directed fans to listen to BBC 6 Music from 4pm BST today (1 September). Hopefully it's a new song.
The duo reunited in 2016 for some shows, but haven't released a new album since 2005's The Last Romance.