Eddie Argos says their lyrics are 'pointless'
The band were playing to a sizeable crowd on the festival’s Other Stage this afternoon (June 28) when Argos launched into the tirade mid-song.
During ‘Slap Dash’, the charismatic singer quoted the two US bands by singing “This sex is on fire” and “Are we human? Or are we dancer?” in a deadpan tone.
Referencing the lyrics, he then said: “What does it mean? What does any of it fucking mean? It doesn’t mean a fucking thing!” after which the crowd showed their appreciation by cheering and clapping the singer.
Later during Art Brut‘s set, Argos revealed that he had been mistaken for another famous singer playing this year’s festival.
‘Emily Kane’ saw the band incorporate a section of The Smiths‘ classic ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ into the song, while an extended version of ‘Good Weekend’ also proved popular with the crowd.
Ahead of playing ‘What A Rush’, the singer compared himself to Lady Gaga. “I saw Lada GaGa say, ‘This next song is about my fascination with women’,” he explained. “And this next song is about my fascination with women.”
Argos ended the band’s set by quoting ‘Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure’, instructing the crowd to:
“Be excellent to each other!”
Art Brut played:
‘My Little Brother’
‘What A Rush’
‘Pump Up The Volume’
‘Post Soothing Out’
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