EMI release Art Brut single without telling band

Eddie Argos and co had no idea 'Pump Up The Volume' was out

Art Brut‘s ‘Pump Up The Volume’ has been released as a single without the band’s knowledge.

EMI released the song, originally from the band’s album ‘It’s A Bit Complicated’, as a download on February 11, without any consultation with the group.

The record company have also released a video for the track, taken from a performance by the band on Australian television.

Writing on their website

Artbrut.org.uk, the band explained: “It seems Art Brut have accidentally released a single. Yes, the rumours are true. But how could this happen, you may ask? Why were we not informed?

“Well, my friends, pick up any thread of incompetence and it will usually lead you to a record company. That’s right, it seems EMI have decided to release ‘Pump Up the Volume’ without informing either the band or myself, making any kind of widescale promotion rather difficult.”

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