Art Brut has announced it will be releasing its third studio album, Art Brut vs Satan (COOKCD492) on Monday 20th April.
"We recorded the album in a punk-as-fuck two weeks in Salem, Oregon," explains lead singer Eddie Argos. "I don't always enjoy the recording process - all that fiddling with guitars and drum sounds waiting for my turn to 'sing'. This time though, we did it just right. We spent a day getting the sound of the instruments perfect, then with all of us in the same room at the same time, with the amazing Black Francis conducting us, we pressed record, jumped around and played our songs. This is how I always thought albums were made and it's definitely how we're doing it from now on!"
The first single to be released from the album will be Alcoholics Unanimous, on Monday 6th April. More details to follow...
Art Brut, who love touring ("we actually have to be physically restrained to stop us playing live every night"), will be doing a 10 UK dates in April and May. Full dates below.
Sun 26th April: POOLE, Mr Kyps
Mon 27th April: MANCHESTER, Academy 3
Tue 28th April: BIRMINGHAM, 02 Academy
Wed 29th April: NEWCASTLE, Other Rooms
Fri 1st May: LEEDS, Cockpit
Sat 2nd May: GLASGOW, Stereo
Mon 4th May: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Tue 5th May: BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 6th May: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Thu 7th May: LONDON, Electric Ballroom
ART BRUT is ... Eddie Argos (vocals) / Ian Catskilkin (guitar) / Jasper Future (guitar) / Freddy Feedback (bass) / Mikey Breyer (drums)