Oh bugger. My favourite record shop in town (and the only place which sold really good music on CD round here) has closed. I'm really quite gutted so I've abandoned the band I was going to blog about (next time, Florian, next time) to put up a couple of songs by Art Brut, whose album I stumbled across in Criminal Records, which is sadly no more.
Art Brut - Formed A Band mp3 (available for 7 days)
Everything about Art Brut and their guitar-heavy, shouty singing brilliance gives me a smile. Formed A Band - released as a single in 2004 - is one of only two ever-present songs on my mp3 player, and the line, "We're just talking...to the kids", makes me chuckle every time I hear it!
Good Weekend was released as a single in 2005 and here it is being performed in a live session on BBC 6Music. "I've seen her naked. TWICE!"
Art Brut - Good Weekend (live on 6music) mp3 (available for 7 days)
Buy Art Brut's debut album, It's A Bit Complicated from Mutebank.co.uk.
And find out more about the band at their website and myspace page.
I'm off to sulk.
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