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Art Brut

Art Brut

Years Active: 2003 to present

Genre: Rock

Country: United Kingdom


Mikey Breyer (drums)
Eddie Argos (lead vocals)
Ian Catskilkin (lead guitar)
Frederica 'Freddy' Feedback (bass guitar)
Jasper 'Jeff' Future (guitar, backing vocals)
Chris Chinchilla (guitar), former member

Artist Bio:

Biog by Adie Nunn of Drowned in Sound Theyre an eccentric, motley bunch who have more in common with Half Man Half Biscuit and Pulp than they do with their oft-compared influences The Fall. Vocalist Eddie Argos (an ex-goth obsessed with Jonathan Richman and Vincent Van Gogh) had previously been in a band, The Art Goblins, in his hometown of Bournemouth. Their stage show would see him playing a vacuum cleaner and escaping from a sack. They sounded not unlike cult Glaswegians The Yummy Fur and had songs such as I Wanna Be Johnny Dean and Disco. Another project was The Welsh Elephant, who penned the should-be-classic Fuck The MSP (which contains the catchy refrain Nicky Wire can suck my cock!). Having moved to London and determined to be in another band, Argos found himself at a party in Mornington Crescent and set about hassling everyone there to join him. A webzine-editor and guitarist called Chris Chinchilla (a ska fanatic) thought this sounded like a good idea after all, it was a good way to impress girls. Argos was more concerned about getting on Top Of The Pops. Chinchilla talked his German flatmate Frederica (grunge fan) into playing bass, and......[Read More]