Waxing Gibbous is the fifth studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Malcolm Middleton, released on June 1, 2009 on Full Time Hobby. Middleton has stated that following the release of this album, and its subsequent tour, he will put his career as a solo artist on hold: "I want to try something new and then come back to this later on."
"Red Travellin' Socks" was released as a single on May 18, on 7" vinyl. Middleton describes the track as his "own "Bohemian Rhapsody” and ”(Don't Fear) The Reaper”."
Waxing Gibbous also means a Lunar phase from First quarter to Full moon.