Art Brut subject of lecture in German university

The lyrics of Eddie Argos are discussed in Berlin

The lyrics of Art Brut singer Eddie Argos were the basis of a lecture at a Berlin university last week, the singer tells NME.COM.

Currently gearing up for the release of their second album ‘It’s A Bit Complicated’ singer Eddie Argos revealed that the band’s fame in Germany has reached new heights.

“In one of the main universities in Berlin yesterday, they had a lecture about my lyrics, which is funny” the singer said “It was called ‘The Depressive Dandy – the Lyrics of Eddie Argos’ . It’s amazing I’m on the curriculum. In Germany, they think I’m an intellectual, which is ridiculous.

And Argos says no matter how much he protests the ‘intellectual’ label, they refuse to believe he is anything but.

They say things like ‘As an intellectual Eddie, what do you think about this?’ and I say ‘But I’m NOT an intellectual, I’m an idiot’ he continues. “I tell them ‘you think I’m much more intelligent than I am’ and they think I’m being modest!’ Yesterday though I did an interview with a lads mag and they were asking me about Pauly Shore and sex tapes and I thought ‘Brilliant, they definitely know I’m an idiot’

‘It’s A Bit Complicated’ is released in the US on June 19.