April 20th sees the return of the mighty Art Brut. Their third studio album ‘Art Brut Vs. Satan’ has been produced by Pixies front man Frank Black and from what I’ve heard so far, takes us back to their trademark sound found hidden in the depths of 2005’s ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’.
Eddie Argos has still got his charm, his storytelling vocal style is one that I thought would lose its novelty four years on. But when I hit play on this album, I was taken back to that time, it has a real student feel to it or a festival feel maybe, I can’t place it. Either way, its a positive thing for me, it gives a sense of nostalgia..or comfort, like your favourite jumper. Now that may sound like its a criticism, but really, its not. What I’m trying to say is that ‘Art Brut Vs. Satan’ fits like a glove on first listen.
Pre Order the album HERE.
U.K. Tour Dates
5 Apr 2009 – The Phoenix, Exeter
23 Apr 2009 – New Slang Club, McCluskys, Kingston
26 Apr 2009 – Mr. Kyp’s Poole
27 Apr 2009 – Academy 3 Manchester
28 Apr 2009 – Academy 2 Birmingham
29 Apr 2009 – Other Rooms Newcastle
30 Apr 2009 – Duchess, York
1 May 2009 – Cockpit, Leeds
2 May 2009 – Stereo, Glasgow
4 May 2009 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
5 May 2009 – Thekla, Bristol
6 May 2009 – Concorde 2, Brighton
7 May 2009 – Electric Ballroom, London
This is definitely my choice track from the new release, for many different reasons…