Band kick off UK tour in singer Eddie Argos' hometown of Poole
Art Brut kicked off their UK tour with an intimate gig in singer Eddie Argos‘ hometown Poole last night (April 26).
Argos altered the lyrics to an extended version of ‘Moving To LA’ during the set to: “I want to drink a mojito with Karen O… a Stella with Paul Weller… a pink gin with Vera Lynn… half a Stella with The Enemy… and I’m not drinking with the Kaiser Chiefs.”
The frontman was on chatty form, recalling stories of his youth working in local bars, restaurants and fast-food outlets. “I’m going to try and relate every song to Parkstone,” he said. He added: “This one is about my little brother. He hates it. He thinks it’s patronising,” before launching into 2004 single ‘My Little Brother’.
Later in the set he alluded to local girl Emily Kane – the inspiration for the band’s 2005 single of the same name – but disappointed the crowd by informing them she was not in attendance. “Unfortunately she isn’t here,” Argos said, “probably because she’s scared of me, but she lives approximately 13 and a half minutes away.”
Art Brut played:
‘My Little Brother’
‘What A Rush’
‘Moving To LA’
‘DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakes’
‘Slap Dash For No Cash’
‘Bang Bang Rock and Roll’
‘Twist And Shout’
‘Post Soothing Out’