Art Brut! Top of the pops!

on Thursday, June 22, 2006

So has been the cry from Art Brut's charismatic frontman Eddie Argos for the past couple of years. But with the demise of the BBC's long running music show Top Of The Pops (Guardian article), many of their fans have resorted to an online petition to finally fulfil the Art Brut dream.

They were supposed to go on TOTP for eight weeks in a row and everything, or so they decreed in debut single Formed A Band. They even wrote a speedy number entitled Top Of The Pops, featuring all sorts including hot "new" property The Long Blondes. Download it at the bottom of the page. If you think the 'Brut deserve their shot then sign the petition here.

Now, Top Of The Pops has been suffering over the last few years but it's a British institution isn't it? That darned Andi Peters. I guess it is pretty redundant now but that didn't stop Guillemots being magic on it last week (YouTube link). Oh well.

Art Brut & Friends - Top Of The Pops
Art Brut - Emily Kane (my pick off the album)

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