Bumbershoot: Interview with Art Brut

photo by Chona Kasinger

Just before Art Brut’s performance packed performance at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge, KEXP correspondent Travis Baer trapped lead singer/talker Eddy Argos in the hallway and forced him to answer a few questions:

T: What has been your favorite show of the summer so far?

E: They have all been great. A couple of days ago we played a free show in Stockholm. There were tons of kids there. I think that might have been a favorite.

T: A while ago you appeared on the cover of NME magazine nude, mimicking the cover shot of Beth Ditto from the gossip…

E: Oh, yes the one I did in the buff.

T: So how and why did you end up doing that?

E: It was the magazine’s idea. They came to me with it and I though that it would be funny. It was not a stab at Beth Ditto or The Gossip. I actually like them a lot.

T: Lily Allen or Amy Winehouse?

E: Amy Winehouse. I like her songs a bit more, although I prefer Kate Nash. She is the new Lily Allen.

T: Are you excited to see anyone else at the festival?

E: I wanted to see the Spelling Bee, but we are playing at the same time as it. I am looking forward to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists tomorrow.

If you missed Art Brut’s performance from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge yesterday or want to hear it again, you can listen now through our fourteen-day Streaming Archive.

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