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
“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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