Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sunset Junction Cancelled.

I'm an optimist. I really thought it was going to happen right until the very last second. I was listening to the live stream of the Board Of Public Works Meeting with my fingers crossed. I got so into listening to it in fact that I forgot it was real and was completely caught of guard when it didn't have a happy ending for me.

Sunset Junction got cancelled.

This is paticuarly bad news for Art Brut as we have non-refundable tickets to LA that we can't really afford without the festival. So instead of packing for our travel tomorrow we have all been FREAKING THE FUCK OUT.

Luckily and with MASSIVE THANKS to Jennifer Tefft we have somewhere to play now.

We are playing at The Satellite in Silverlake it is a fundraiser for ourselves as we are completely fucked. If you don't buy a ticket and come down and help us out we will be forced to leave Jasper in LA and trust me you do not want him as a neighbour he is a massive prick.

Here are the set times

The Hundred Days are on at 5-30pm

Art VS Science are on at 6-30pm

Art Brut are on at 7.30pm

You can get tickets HERE

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sunset Junction/Independent Postcards

I've been making postcards for every show I play for a while now. I explain why HERE

I have got a little behind with it and there are a few festivals Art Brut played over the summer I've not got round to yet. Here are the postcards for our next two shows though we are playing at The Independent in San Francisco with Tapes 'N Tapes and at Sunset Junction in LA

I'm looking forward to them both I love the Independent in S.F and I pretty much used to live round the corner from Sunset Junction when I used to stay in Echo Park all the time and am looking forward to trying to find time to eat in my favourite restaurant and to go rummaging in all of the Out The Closet thrift stores I can find.

There is a chance Sunset Junction might not happen. So just in case I have made this extra sticker for the postcard

With the San Francisco postcard it will be at the Merch table with the T-shirts. I'm not sure how it will work with the LA postcard. I'll just be carrying it around with me I suppose.

The postcard's cost $40 a set. They come as 2 canvases a front and a back. I fill in the 'back' part of the postcard with what happened that day/at the show. They are made of canvas acrylic paint and sharpie pen (for the writing of what happened)

See you soon X

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Hobo Style.

Art Brut are of on tour again.

Hobo Style.

Have a listen to the Littlest Hobo Theme Tune recorded by Ian and Myself whilst you peruse the dates.

First a little trip to the US.

26th August - San Francisco @ THE INDEPENDENT (with Tapes and Tapes)

and then

27th August - Sunset Junction in LA

Then we're off to Europe


Sep 8th - Frankfurt @ Nachtleben
Sep 9th - Munich @ Atomic Cafe
Sep 10th - Leipzig @ Conne Is
Sep 11th - Erlangen @ E-Werk Club
Sep 12th - Stuttgart @ Schocken
Sep 13th - Krefeld @ Kulturfabrik
Sep 14th - Onasbruck @ Kleine Freiheit
Sep 15th - Bremen @ Tower


Sep 17th - Geneva @ Usine
Sep 18th - Bern @ ISC


Sep 19th - Vienna @ Flex
Sep 20th - Saltzburg @ Rockhouse


Sep 22nd - Torino @ Spazio 211
Sep 23rd - Rome @ Circolo Degli Artisti
Sep 24th - Bologna@ Covo Club


Sep 26th - St Gallen @ Grabenhalle


Sep 27th - Paris @ La Maroquinerie


Oct 5th - Liverpool @ Mojo
Oct 6th - Sheffield @ The Plug
Oct 7th - Manchester @ The Ruby Lounge
Oct 8th - Coventry @ Casbah
Oct 9th - Bath @ Komedia
Oct 10th - Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
Oct 11th - Brighton @ The Haunt
Oct 13th - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
Oct 14th - Preston @ 53 Degrees
Oct 15th - Darlington @ Inside Out
Oct 16th - Derby @ Vic Inn
Oct 19th - Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Oct 20th - Kingston @ Hippodrome

Nov 4th - London @ The Garage (Last FM)

Tickets from the usual places, see you there.

Ian recorded the music for The Littlest Hobo today in his bedroom, and I whispered over it in the living room of TOTP Towers. We probably wont be playing it live.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Songs Inspired By 60's Batman.

How have I only just found out these AMAZING songs.

I thought my friends Spoiler Alert! were the first people to sing about Batman over a jazz beat, well besides Bird's Of Prey who sing THIS in the Batman Brave and The Bold cartoon.

But then I discovered these amazing gems.

The Penguin sings Capture.

The Riddler sings The Riddler

And (my personal favourite) Batman sings Miranda