Art Brut new album revealed

Band speak out on the follow up to 'Bang Bang Rock And Roll'

Art Brut have written “seven or eight” songs for the follow up to 2005’s ’Bang Bang Rock And Roll’.

New song ’Direct Hit’ will be included on their as-yet-unfinished second album, which they hope to release in early 2007 on their new label Mute.

Guitarist Jasper Future said of the second album: “We’ve got the music done, and we’re just waiting for (singer) Eddie (Argos) to write the words. That takes a bit longer. Eddie’s an artist. He needs time to think. We’ll be, ‘Have you written the words?’ And he’ll say, ‘The best way for me to write is on this sofa with my eyes shut’.”

The band hope the album will be mastered and completed by December.

Speaking about the song ’Direct Hit’, which they have been playing live, the guitarist told Pitchfork: “That was really an unfinished song. We have Eddie bang out the lyrics on the spot.”

As previously reported by NME.COM, the band are set to play V Festival, at Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford (August 19-20).

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