Art Brut - live at Summer Sundae 2005

Art Brut - Just a bunch of wacky outsiders mistakenly labeled an Art Wave band.

Art Brut – Live At Summer Sundae – 2005 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Art Brut - live at Summer Sundae 2005
Art Brut – Just a bunch of wacky outsiders mistakenly labeled an Art Wave band.

Art Brut – Live At Summer Sundae – 2005 – Recorded August 13,2005 – BBC 6 Music –

Art Brut in concert at the 2005 Summer Sundae Festival and recorded on August 13, 2005 by the BBC.

Art Brut are a Berlin-based English and German indie rock band. Their debut album, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, was released on 30 May 2005, and their appearance at Summer Sundae promote the album.

They formed in 2003, when singer (and Top of the Pops fan) Eddie Argos met guitarist Chris Chinchilla at an afterparty in London for the band Ciccone. Guitarist Ian Catskilkin, bassist Frederica Feedback, and drummer Mikey Breyer joined soon after, completing the lineup. Art Brut’s series of demos — which they named Brutlegs — earned the band a deal with Rough Trade, which released Formed a Band in March 2004; the single reached number 52 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

Fierce Panda picked up Art Brut for the double A-side single Modern Art/My Little Brother, which arrived in December 2004 and hit 49 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The label released the band’s first full-length, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, the following May. Produced by John Fortis, the producer cleaned up the band’s scrappy sound slightly and the album featured re-recorded versions of songs featured on Brutlegs. The album’s next single, “Emily Kane,” made it to 41 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Following an extensive tour of the U.K. and the U.S., Chinchilla left Art Brut and was replaced by Jasper Future, a member of Argos’ former group the Art Goblins.

The band’s first retrospective, Top of the Pops, appeared in 2013 and featured B-sides, demos, and rarities, including a version of the Beatles’ “Her Majesty” arranged by Black. That year, Breyer and Future left the group, with Stephen Gilchrist and Toby MacFarlaine taking over on drums and guitar, respectively. However, the band didn’t release any music until 2018’s Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! Produced by Jim Moray and featuring the Wedding Present’s Charlie Layton on drums, Art Brut’s fifth album detailed Argos’ adventures during the band’s hiatus, which included moving to Berlin; publishing his memoir I Formed a Band; having a child; and nearly dying of peritonitis.

For a reminder, here they are in an extended excerpt from their 2005 appearance at Summer Sundae.

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