Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Indie Disco/ White Noise.

I am an expert of the Indie Disco. Let me tell you why.

My touring with Art Brut has taken me all over the world. Unfortunately I am often too busy or hungover to do any sightseeing. For example I have never been to The Statue of Liberty in New York, The Capitoline museums in Rome or The Jane Austen Center in Bath. I have been to Indie Disco's in all of these exotic places though.

When I am on tour I sometimes end up at an Indie Disco five or six times a week.I have learnt from each and every Indie Disco I have been too. If I was to go on Mastermind my specialist subject would be The Indie Disco.

Here are some Indie Disco facts

90 per cent of all Indie Discos are called London's Calling.

The remaining 10 per cent are all called Panic.

Indie Discos don't play enough Helen Love.

That is just the tip of the iceberg of my Indie Disco knowledge.

I am utilizing my Indie Disco expertise with Dyan Valdes from The Blood Arm (who has a very similar set of skills) this Saturday the 2nd of April at White Noise at White Trash in Berlin see you there.

I'm also hosting Rock And Roll Bingo at White Trash tomorrow. For my friends 8 Legs/Great White Shark. Unfortunately my knowledge of Bingo is not as vast as my knowledge of The Indie Disco but I'm a fast learner and you should come to that too.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Arthur's Theme

My friend Josiah from the band Light FM asked me to sing on his cover of the Christopher Cross song from the film Arthur.

They are re-making Arthur at the moment and we were hoping they'd use this cover in the film.

They are not.

it is HERE on soundcloud if you want to hear/download it.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot!

Hey. I have a pretentious art blog where I am making a painting for every song I have ever written.

it is HERE

I have just written about this St Pauli painting.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Brilliant! Tragic!

The new Art Brut album is called Brilliant! Tragic! and is out everywhere on May 23rd. The Album art work has been done by Jamie Mckelvie. It looks AMAZING.

The songs on the album are in order.

Clever Clever Jazz
Lost Weekend
Bad Comedian
Sexy Sometimes
Is Dog Eared
Martin Kemp Welch 5 A-Side Football Rules
Axl Rose
I Am Psychic
Ice Hockey

And we already have a song you can get your hands on called Unprofessional Wrestling.

Art Brut are working with Pledge on this album. You can bid on things over HERE

One of the things you can bid on is a Sealandscape painted by me signed by all the band. They will all be different. Here is the first one.

We have a new website on the way, if you are the sort of person that likes reading press releases though our press release is being used as a holding page HERE

We also have a little tour coming up HERE

Monday, 7 March 2011


I like postcards for reasons I write about HERE.

I've been making one for every show I play for nearly a year now. This one is for the show we played in New York on friday.

The show was ace fun our first in ages. It went really well I had a great time. Im too tired to write about it now though.

This postcard is in acrylic across two canvases. On the canvas that is the back of the postcard I write about the show and then attach one of my own stamps to it before addressing it to you. This set costs £42 (including postage)

When I send it to you I put a real stamp on the envelope I send it in (mine unfortunately don't work in the real world, yet)

If you are interested email me at eddie.argos.resource@gmail.com

Unprofessional Wrestling.

There is a free new Art Brut song. It's called Unprofessional Wrestling. You can get it HERE

People have been emailing me asking about the lyrics. I thought I was enunciating perfectly well. Here they are though.

Unprofessional Wrestling

It started off as just kissing

Now it’s a lot of sweat and a mess of limbs

We didn’t wait for a bell to ring

We’re unprofessional wrestling

Watch out for stray mattress springs

That carpet burn its going to sting

I can wear a leotard if that’s your thing

We’re unprofessional wrestling

I don’t even try to stop

What looks like a figure four leg lock

I don’t really care who wins

We’re unprofessional wrestling

I don’t think

I know what to do

We’re both still

Learning how to do these move

I don’t think

you know what to do

We’re both still learning

how to do these moves

We didn’t remove, our rings so

Trousers rip and a bra strap pings

They’ll be grazing on my shins

We’re unprofessional wrestling

I don’t know if I can cope

With you jumping from the top rope

You’ve already pulled my hamstring

Unprofessional wrestling

I don’t want you to put anybody else in

A full suplex half nelson

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

123 I’ll let you pin me

I cant wait to see what you do

As your finishing move

My ears are still ringing from Unprofessional Wrestling.

We have a pledge page now too. It is HERE if you fancy a look.

An Open Letter To Axl Rose (originally written for Artrocker Magazine)

Dear Axl Rose.

Let me start off by saying I am a fan of your work. You have many fine songs. I also like the fact that you tell everybody to fuck off all the time. My younger brother found this inspiring growing up - it helped him find his voice in the world.

Unfortunately, I'm writing to you with regard to your recent appearance at the Reading Festival. I was in attendance with my brother and his best friend Tom. It was the first time either of them had seen you play. Although they enjoyed it (they were perhaps the only two people singing along to songs from Chinese Democracy), I felt the performance a little lacking. Don’t get me wrong, I still think you rocked the fuck out, but you have some of the world’s greatest songs in your arsenal and you left them unused or played them in a state of disrepair.

Do you know the other bands that were playing at this festival? Weezer, The Libertines, The Arcade Fire. These bands are a fucking joke compared to you. They all dream of having a song as good as November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Estranged, Night Train, or Paradise City – songs which you just threw away with stadium rock posturing.

So Axl, let me tell you what you need to do. Put your house in order. You don't need that many guitarists. Pick a couple of your favourites and size down a bit. Once you have a more manageable-sized band (make sure to keep Tommy Stinson, as he was in The Replacements), start playing small secret shows and learn to enjoy yourself again. You will soon realise that you don’t need big gongs, fireworks or bizarre covers of Pink Floyd’s The Wall to have a good show. Take it from me, your songs stand up on their own.

Basically Axl, what I'm saying is that you used to be in the best rock and roll band in the world, and you still can be. You just need to remember where you came from. Once you've got yourself in order you can start telling everybody to fuck off again and I will have your back.

Oh and one other piece of advice, one that my brother was shouting at you at the festival: When you use a megaphone you have to hold the button down to make yourself heard.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


I love postcards I explain why HERE.

I've been making them for every show I've played for quite sometime now. I like the thought of something unique and personal being available from each of our shows.

Last night Art Brut played at Jericho in Oxford you can see the postcard in my previous post and then the back of it after the show HERE. I've smudged John's address out with iPhoto so you dont all send him letters.

Tonight a band that sounds a bit like Art Brut (but definitely isn't us) called We Formed A Band is playing at the Enterprise in Camden. So I've made a post card for them.

It is in acrylic paint on two pieces of canvas. Once it is bought I attach one of my stamps and write about the show on the canvas that is the back of the postcard. This postcard cost £40.

I can be contacted at eddie.argos.resource@gmail.com

Hopefully see you later. I will be down the front.