PVC Presents Art Brut, Live @ The Joiners, Southampton - September 2005by KP
It doesn’t seem so long ago, about a year and a half in fact, that Art Brut played Lennons to an audience who didn’t have a clue who they were and weren’t especially receptive. Even at their last gig in
People are crammed into every corner of the room, spilling out of the doors, falling over themselves to see the now infamous Eddie Argos and his band. Never have
Crammed in front of me is a girl with jet black hair, a neckerchief and cowboy boots shaking a tambourine and singing along to every track. Half way through she turns to her friend and says ‘I wish I was in Art Brut’ and here lies exactly the sentiment that makes Art Brut so appealing – the feeling that it could be any of us, that they’re our best friends. They aren’t cool. Despite the conspicuous replacement of original geek guitarist Chris Chinchilla with a skinny indie boy of Shoreditch proportions,
Will the fun run out? Will the joke come to an end? What could a second album possibly hold? Tonight no one cares, the only thing on their minds is rocking out, Moving to LA and Art Brut on Top Of The Pops.