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Art Brut
Artbrut1.jpg
Art Brut in 2006. From left to right: Feedback, Future, Catskilkin, Breyer (behind), and Argos.
Background information
Origin
Genres Indie rock, Britpop, Art punk
Years active 2003–present
Labels Downtown Records
Fierce Panda Records
Mute Records
RCRD LBL
Alcopop! Records
Associated acts The Art Goblins
Keith Top Of The Pops & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band
Website ArtBrut.org.uk
Members Eddie Argos
Ian Catskilkin
Freddy Feedback
Toby MacFarlaine
Charlie Layton
Past members Mikey Breyer
Chris Chinchilla
Jasper Future
Stephen Gilchrist

Art Brut are a Berlin-based English and German indie rock band. Their debut album, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, was released on 30 May 2005, with its follow up, It's a Bit Complicated, released on 25 June 2007. Named after French painter Jean Dubuffet's definition of outsider art - art by prisoners, loners, the mentally ill, and other marginalized people, and made without thought to imitation or presentation - South London's Art Brut were tagged by NME as part of the "Art Wave" scene that also included bands such as The Rakes, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. The band released further albums, Art Brut vs Satan in 2009 and Brilliant! Tragic! in 2011; with a fifth album, Wham! Bam! Pow! Let's Rock Out!, due in 2018.

The band's sound is characterised by their straightforward guitar rock setup, as well as frontman Eddie Argos' enthusiastic sprechgesang-style vocal delivery, and his humorous, often self-reflexive lyrics about music, relationships and other personal interests.

Biography

The band was formed in 2003, after Eddie Argos met guitarist Chris Chinchilla at an afterparty hosted by London indie rock band Ciccone in 2002. Argos also invited Ian Catskilkin, whom he knew from the Bournemouth music scene, to join on guitars. They were joined by Freddy Feedback on bass guitar and Mikey Breyer on drums. The band played their first gig in May 2003.[1]

The band self-released two Brutlegs promos in 2003. The first was produced by by Keith Top of the Pops and contained the first versions of "Formed a Band", "Modern Art" and "Moving to LA". A second, released as Brutlegs 04, contained versions of "Good Weekend, "Bang Band Rock & Roll" and an acoustic version of "Moving to LA".

Angular Recording Corporation had released a compilation ("The New Cross: An Angular Sampler") featuring "Formed a Band" in November 2003. NME journalist Anthony Thornton heard the song and sent an MP3 to Rough Trade, and the label offered Art Brut a deal to release it as a single. It peaked at number 52 on the UK Singles Chart, in May 2004.[2] Blender described them as the best unsigned band in the UK.

The band then moved to Fierce Panda. A second single, a double A-side of "Modern Art" and "My Little Brother", was released in December 2004, charting at 49, followed by an album, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, in May 2005. The next single, "Emily Kane", made number 41, missing the top 40 only by two sales, later attributed by Argos by a failure to properly register iTunes sales. It remains Fierce Panda's highest-charting single.[2][1]

Bang Bang Rock & Roll was produced by John Fortis, who has also worked with artists such as Razorlight, Maxim Reality, The Pipettes, Neneh Cherry and Assembly Now; and features rerecorded versions of their early material.

Art Brut played extensively in support of their album in 2005. Chinchilla left due to the pressures of touring in September 2005, and was replaced at short notice by Jasper Future, guitarist from Argos' old Bournemouth band, The Art Goblins, for Bestival. This new line-up toured Europe, including two support slots with Oasis in October 2005 - the band made the cover of the German edition of Rolling Stone magazine in September 2005.

In 2006 Art Brut signed to Mute Records (then owned by EMI) in Europe for the release of another album, with Downtown Records covering the United States. This second album It's a Bit Complicated was produced by Dan Swift (after an attempt by Russell Senior was rejected by the label). The first single from the album, "Nag Nag Nag Nag", was released on 20 November 2006, featuring the b-side "I Found This Song in the Road" and five live tracks from the Eurockéennes de Belfort Festival 2006. The song made Single of the Week in The Guardian 's "The Guide" section. In 2007 they played on the American NME Rock and Roll Riot tour with The Hold Steady. The second single "Direct Hit" was released a week before the album, featuring the B-sides "Don't Blame it on the Trains" and "I Want to be Double A-Sided". The album was released in June 2007. In the United States, the album reached No. 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 32 on the Independent Albums chart.[3]

EMI had been under financial problems 2007 and was acquired by Terra Firma Venture Capital Partners in August 2007. The label released "Pump Up the Volume" as a third single for It's A Bit Complicated in February 2008, as a digital-only release with no video, apparently without telling the band.[1] This led to the termination of the relationship between the band and the label.

In late 2008, Art Brut returned to the studio to record their third LP Art Brut vs. Satan which was released on 20 April 2009, on Cooking Vinyl. The album was produced by Frank Black, in his favourite studio in Salem, Oregon. Art Brut vs. Satan was released to mainly good reviews scoring 75 on Metacritic. There were two singles released from the album "Alcoholics Unanimous" and "DC Comics & Chocolate Milkshake". The band toured throughout the year and played the Glastonbury Festival amongst others.

In late 2010, Art Brut recorded their fourth album, Brilliant! Tragic!, released on 23 May 2011. The first single from the album was "Lost Weekend". The album was produced again in Salem by Frank Black.[4]

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band's first gig, Art Brut released Art Brut Top of the Pops, a two CD best of compilation album, including B-sides and rarities, such as the Brutlegs versions of some early songs. The album title refers to the band's chant during live performances of "Art Brut! Top of the Pops! Art Brut! Top of the Pops!" [5][6]

On 13 September 2013 it was revealed that Breyer and Future had decided to leave the band, and that their replacements would be Stephen Gilchrist and Toby MacFarlaine respectively.[7]

Art Brut released a single, "Wham! Bam! Pow! Let's Rock Out!", in August 2018, from an album to be released in the autumn, on Alcopop! Records. The band now features Charlie Layton from the Wedding Present on drums.[8][9]

Relationships with other bands

Art Brut had a system of "franchises", whose names range from AB0 (the original Art Brut) to AB3.14/Pi, AB², AB17 or even to AB29600 (from Rennes and Morlaix, France), who perform and cover Art Brut songs.[10]

The band have released a split 7" with We Are Scientists, with Art Brut covering We Are Scientists' "The Great Escape", and We Are Scientists covering "Bang Bang Rock & Roll" (in the style of The Velvet Underground) - this was released in 2006. We Are Scientists also have an Art Brut franchise number, 47.[11]

Argos and Black Box Recorder released a single, "Christmas Number One", under the name The Black Arts, in 2007.[12]

The band's early supporter Keith Top of the Pops played his first gig in support of Art Brut in New York in 2006, with members of Art Brut acting as his band. Keith has now released three albums, under the name "Keith Top of the Pops & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band", which variously feature contributions from most of Art Brut, We Are Scientists, Black Box Recorder, and numerous other musicians.[13]


Members

Current members

  • Eddie Argos – lead vocals (2003–present)
  • Ian Catskilkin – lead guitar (2003–present)
  • Freddy Feedback – bass guitar (2003–present)
  • Toby MacFarlaine – guitar (2013–present)
  • Charlie Layton – drums (2018–present) [8]

Former members

  • Mikey Breyer – drums (2003–2013)
  • Chris Chinchilla – guitar (2003–2005)
  • Jasper Future – guitar (2005–2013)
  • Stephen Gilchrist – drums (2013–2014)[8]

Discography

Albums

Live albums

Compilation albums

Singles

  • "Formed a Band" (March 2004) UK No. 52[2]
  • "Modern Art/My Little Brother" (December 2004) UK No. 49[2]
  • "Emily Kane" (May 2005) UK No. 41[2]
  • "Good Weekend" (September 2005) UK No. 56[2]
  • "Nag Nag Nag Nag" (November 2006) (Released as a seven track CD single featuring five live tracks)
  • "Direct Hit" (June 2007) UK No. 194
  • "Pump Up the Volume" (February 2008) (Download only single)
  • "Alcoholics Unanimous" (6 April 2009)
  • "DC Comics & Chocolate Milkshake" (24 August 2009) (Download only single)
  • "Lost Weekend" (16 May 2011)
  • "Clever, Clever Jazz" (15 August 2011)
  • "Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!" (August 2018)[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c Argos, Eddie (2015). I Formed a Band. ISBN 9783981734607. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 30. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  4. ^ "Art Brut Release Their New Studio Album". Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  5. ^ Battan, Carrie (1 March 2013). "Art Brut to Release Best-Of Comp Top of the Pops". PitchforkMedia. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Art Brut: Top of the Pops | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d Braudie Blais-Billie (2018-08-08). "Art Brut Announce First New Album in 7 Years, Share Song: Listen". Retrieved 2018-08-08. 
  9. ^ "Art Brut - Earth Agency". Retrieved 2018-08-08. 
  10. ^ Tim Cumming (2006-11-10). "Art Brut: When the band is the brand". Retrieved 2018-08-08. 
  11. ^ "We Are Scientists and Art Brut Split 7" completed". 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2018-08-08. 
  12. ^ Michael Hubbard (2007-11-13). https://www.musicomh.com/blog/christmas-numbe. Retrieved 2018-08-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "The Coming of Keith". Artrocker. September 2011. 

External links

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