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Arab Strap: Philophobia Undressed

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Pioneers of Scottish slowcore and indie rock darlings, Arab Strap invite you to join them for Philophobia Undressed – a humble celebration of the duo’s seminal 1998 album to mark the 25th anniversary of its release. 

The duo, consisting of Aidan Moffat and Malcom Middleton, have been credited with trailblazing the flourishing Glaswegian indie scene in the 1990s with an earnest blend of minimal instrumentation and haunting, introspective lyrics.

With Philophobia serving as a culmination of the pair’s sound in the early days, it seems apt for the band to use this anniversary tour as a means of dissecting, reconstructing and reimagining the album as they perform all 13 tracks in their most raw and intimate iteration so far.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Pre-sale 10am Thu 30 Mar
General sale 10am Fri 31 Mar

Format: Standing event

All ages: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Finish: 22.30

“Dark, unique and captivating… the power this band wield live can’t be underestimated.”

Louder Than War

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Jon MOuse

Cardiff based John MOuse has been active on the UK indie circuit for over twenty years. Noted for acerbic chronicles of everyday micro-drama and for his performative live act. His most recent project, The Fashion Weak, spawned 3 singles with guest appearances from Gruff Rhys and Miki Berenyi on 80’s sythn driven pop vignettes. Championed by BBC 6 Music expect tales of unwanted pigeons and Anne Summers Parties accompanied by some of the finest Dad Dance moves.

The venue

The Fleece

Getting to the venue

Location: The Fleece is located in Bristol City Centre off Victoria Street near to Bristol Bridge and Castle Park.

Address: 12 St Thomas St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6JJ


Bicycle racks can be found on Victoria Street neat the venue. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Pay and display on-street parking can be found on St Thomas Street. The nearest multi-storey car park is the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street 450m from the venue across Bristol Bridge.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

The Fleece is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Victoria Street bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 700m away across Bristol Bridge.

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The Fleece has step-free level access from street level. Inside the venue there is a historic flagstone floor that is uneven in places.

There is a dedicated accessible viewing area to the right of the stage.

On-street parking is available nearby behind the venue.


Accessible toilets are located in the corridor to the right of the bar.

Assistant Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue and auditorium.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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