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Art Brut to perform debut album ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ at London gig

Art Brut will perform their debut album ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ in full at a special show in London in the autumn.

The band are set to play their 2005 record in its entirety at the capital’s Heaven venue on October 27. They’ll also treat fans to live airings of “assorted greatest hits” from across their career so far.

READ MORE: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Art Brut’s Eddie Argos

“Shouty talky indie music is fashionable again,” frontman Eddie Argos wrote to announce the one-off UK gig. “See you in October, London.” See the official concert poster in the tweet below.

Tickets to Art Brut’s ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ show are available now – you can purchase yours from here.

Shouty talky indie music is fashionable again. See you in October London. Tickets on sale from tomorrow —> https://t.co/CO6CiF0Zrx pic.twitter.com/58zB2lf0Jn

— Eddie Argos (@EddieArgos) March 2, 2022

The group will also perform the album at a trio of German dates this spring. They’ll take to the stage in Hamburg (April 13), Bremen (14) and Berlin (15) alongside their support act Shybits.

You can see that schedule here:

Ok Germany… Which @Art_Brut_ show should we head to? Can’t miss these…. Ready Art Brut? pic.twitter.com/XtVd5XQGra

— Alcopop! Records (@ilovealcopop) March 1, 2022

Art Brut released their fifth full-length effort, ‘Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!’, in November 2018.

In a review, NME described the project as “a cheap ‘n’ cheerful collection that retreats from the expansion of the band’s sound that their last three albums attempted, instead settling for a modest recreation of the intimacy of ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’.”

During an interview with NME last year, Eddie Argos recalled the time that We Are Scientists covered the ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ title track “in the style of The Velvet Underground“.

“We toured with them around America in 2006 and we were going to do a split seven-inch so they covered ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ and we covered [We Are Scientists’] ‘The Great Escape’,” Argos remembered.

“We thought it would be funny to go into a note-for-note rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s ‘Free Bird’ but we couldn’t get the publishing clearance for a decade.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, the singer shared tales of Art Brut’s previous indie scuffles in the ’00s with the likes of Arctic MonkeysBloc Party and The Bravery.

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