It’s been a bazillion years since we last heard Eddie Argos shout his diary over some blistering guitar pop, but HOORAY! Art Brut are back and there’s so much to catch up on. There’s been a break-up, documented with brilliantly bitter optimism on ‘I Hope You’re Very Happy Together’ (“and if you’re not, that’s even better”), an ill-advised one-night stand (‘Awkward Breakfast’), parties crashed, and a brand-new love that our hero Eddie is so excited to see, he can’t even wait for the ticket queue to dissipate in order to purchase a ticket. Chuck sweaty guitars, a bit of brass, and even some twee-less glockenspiel, and count the number of times you grin as you listen; I dare you.
Photo by Pedro Hernandez.