September 26, 2019
ART BRUT Shares “Your Enemies Are My Enemies Too” With The British Comedy Guide | Announce March 2020 UK Tour Dates w/ The Subways | New Album ‘Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!’ Out Now Via Alcopop! Records
WATCH & SHARE: ART BRUT – “Your Enemies Are My Enemies Too”
“Wide-eyed, drily humorous songs…littered with affectionate references to pop culture”
– The Guardian
“Like Go-Kart Mozart or Billy Childish, Argos fashions lyrical witticisms from the commonplace”
– UNCUT [8/10]
“A hilarious throwback to the days when bands didn’t take themselves too seriously”
– Classic Rock [8/10]
“Blistering guitar pop…count the number of times you grin as you listen”
– London in Stereo
“Bright indie-pop…more relatable than any of us would care to admit”
“Too much fun not to rock out to”
– PASTE Magazine
Art rock heroes ART BRUT are delighted to announce a run of March 2020 UK tour dates with perennial-favourite Hertfordshire rock trio The Subways, who will be playing their Young For Eternity album in full to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Tickets go on presale Tuesday 24th September 2019, with general release on sale Friday 27th September 2019.
The live news is accompanied by the band revealing a very special collaboration in the video for their new single ‘Your Enemies Are My Enemies Too’, which is out now via all good digital retailers.
In a beautiful alignment of the Alcopop! Records family stars, the video sees ART BRUT frontman Eddie Argos and comedy legend Tony Slattery as an estranged pair of retired comicbook foes who bond over their shared enmity for fellow-comedian Michael Legge’s squeaky clean Captain Fantastic character, with relentless pop sensation Helen Love providing the rousing radio voiceover that kicks off the video.
Speaking about his appearance in the video, Tony Slattery said: “I had one of the most enjoyable days ever filming this video. As for that Eddie Argos claiming he looks a little like me years ago when I was something of a somebody, well that’s very flattering. He’s far too gorgeous! Such fun!”
The clip was directed by long-time Alcopop! collaborator Ben Pollard, who says of the concept for the video: “Sometimes your enemies aren’t the villains in the dark capes and masks. Sometimes your enemies are an unseen threat. Sometimes your enemies are the unknowing products of the ever-changing world around them. Sometimes your enemies are the enemies of your enemies. Sometimes you have to do things you swore you’d never do to take your enemies down. Enter our protagonist Mr Brilliant and his defiance of accepting his new place in the world. Tony Slattery was great to work with. I’m very grateful to Alcopop! Records for once again backing up my ideas, and to Eddie Argos for never once complaining when I packed him into a tiny cramped space and said ‘now turn to the camera and laugh like a freak’.”
On working with Slattery, Argos said: “People often tell me I look like Tony Slattery, and then go on to tell me how much they love him and how great they think he is. Because of this I feel a little bit like I’ve pinched some of the love he deserves—people should be going up to him and telling him how much they love him. As well as being a conduit for other people sharing their love of Tony, I’m a big fan of his too, so was delighted I did get to tell him to his face how great he is when we made this video. He was amazing, hilarious and entertaining all day, and just so absolutely jaw droppingly brilliant that this deserves to be not only an Art Brut video, but also a 10 part Netflix series starring him as a retired superhero.”
The single is the last to be taken from their critically-acclaimed new album Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! out now on Alcopop! Records, hailed as their finest release to date by press, and their first new album for 7 years. Produced by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray, Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! is Art Brut at their pop band best, exploring their most accomplished and innovative work to date.
Commenting on the track itself, Argos says: “People in love look out for each other. One of the best things about being in a relationship is getting to double your list of enemies. This song is about that.”
Support for the band’s return flooded in from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME, The 405, Clash, Classic Rock, UNCUT, Louder Than War, Dork, The i Newspaper, The Skinny Magazine, London in Stereo and many more international publications. Their latest singles hit the ‘Alt Rocked’ and ‘Transistor’ playlists on Spotify, with continued support from BBC 6music, Radio X, Amazing Radio and more.
Following a riotous run of sold out EU/UK tour dates, a hugely successful Record Store Day split release with We Are Scientists, and an appearance at Long Division festival, the band head out to Europe for further festival appearances over the following weeks.