Gigs & Festivals Releases

Art Brut celebrate new album with Lexington residency

By | Published on Monday 7 March 2011

Art Brut

Cultured rock-provocateurs Art Brut are poised to release their fourth album ‘Brilliant Tragic!’ on 23 May by way of Cooking Vinyl.

Frontman Eddie Argos has explained the differences between this new LP and the band’s previous work, explaining in typically erudite fashion: “With the writing for the last album I really enjoyed writing about mundane things trying to make them exciting. There were songs about riding buses, summer jobs and having songs trapped in your head. This time the album is more about how I think I’m psychic, songs for my funeral, the principality of ‘Sealand’ and ‘Axl Rose’. Weightier topics, I think”.

He pointedly adds: “I’m also sexier now”.

The new improved, sexier Art Brut will promote the new album with a week-long residency at London’s Lexington a week after the new record’s release, playing nightly shows from 30 May to 3 Jun.

The first single from the new long player, ‘Lost Weekend’, is not due out until 16 May, but fans can appease their Art Brut appetites in the meantime with a free download of another new track called  ‘Unprofessional Wrestling’ which you can get from here.

Meanwhile, here’s the album’s tracklisting for your perusal:

Clever Clever Jazz
Lost Weekend
Bad Comedian
Sexy Sometimes
Is Dog Eared
Martin Kemp Welch Five A-Side Football Rules!
Axl Rose
I Am The Psychic
Ice Hockey