I've been listening to Malcolm's new album Sleight of Heart quite a lot this week. I was never really a fan of Arab Strap, but I've liked Malcolm's solo efforts.
This interview in the Londonist with Malcolm Middleton makes me like him even more. I like the honesty about his musical background, especially as the album has some of the fanciest fingerpicked guitar I've heard laid quite that bare in a long time. John Renbourn/Bert Jansch standard performances with non of that widdly Windham Hill nonsense. Here's a long track that shouldn't be dismissed in the first few seconds, there's a jouney to be gone on here, one worth taking.
Listen: Malcolm Middleton - Love comes in waves