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A Brighter Beat (album)

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Released  25 February 2007
Release date  25 February 2007
Label  Full Time Hobby
Artist  Malcolm Middleton
Producer  Tony Doogan
Genre  Indie rock
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Recorded  Castle of Doom Studio Glasgow, Scotland
A Brighter Beat (2007)  Sleight of Heart (2008)
Similar  Malcolm Middleton albums, Other albums

Malcolm middleton a brighter beat

A Brighter Beat is the third studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter, Malcolm Middleton, released on 25 February 2007 on Full Time Hobby. The album is the first Middleton solo release since Arab Strap's split in 2006.


Malcolm middleton a brighter beat


In 2006, after Arab Strap had split up after ten years together, Malcolm signed to Full Time Hobby and recorded A Brighter Beat. Malcolm has commented on the album, saying

If I was forced to describe it, which I am, I'd probably say it was a pop album for people who hate pop music. Or maybe I'd describe it as love songs for depressed people who find it hard leaving the house sometimes and worry too much about dying and the consequences of their daily actions and thoughts to be able to enjoy life fully.

The album cover is a photograph by Scottish artist David Shrigley

Track listing

All tracks written by Malcolm Middleton.

  • "A Brighter Beat", "Fuck It, I Love You", "Fight Like The Night" and "We're All Going To Die" were released as singles.
  • Personnel

  • Malcolm Middleton – guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Barry Burns – piano
  • Jenny Reeve – violin, vocals
  • Paul Savage – drums
  • Mick Cooke – brass
  • Tony Doogan – producer
  • Release history

    A Brighter Beat was released in various countries in 2007.


    1We're All Going to Die2:48
    2Fight Like the Night3:39
    3A Brighter Beat3:47


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