are an English and German indie rock band. Their debut album, «Bang Bang Rock & Roll», was released in 2005, with its follow up, «It's a Bit Complicated», released in 2007. Named after French painter Jean Dubuffet's definition of outsider art – South London's Art Brut were tagged by NME as part of the «Art Wave» scene that also includes bands such as Athlete, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party.
The Neighbours Theme Tune reminds me of Middle School. As for some reason they used to make us sing it in assembly a lot, they also made us sing «I'm The Urban Space Man». It’s like a nightmarish version of the Langley schools project.
I don’t know that many Beatles songs. I like «Get Back» because it sounds like it might be about a cowboy.
There is nothing better than being with a gang of your best friends and singing «YOU GIVE A LITTLE LOVE AND IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU, NA NA NA NA NA NA NA»... whilst hugging each other. The «Oke Cokee» is also fun.
I don’t know why, but whenever I hear this, I want to sit down and cry. Perhaps my mother had an unhappy experience with it when I was in the womb.
I fell in love to this song. It’s such a fantastic uptempo love song it’s impossible not to fall in love with the nearest interested girl. I fall in love every time I hear it.
This is because when as a baby I came home from the hospital, my dad put it on to stop me crying. I obviously don’t remember that as I was 2 days old, but I do remember hearing it and being told the story when my little brother was born (I was about 2).
My brother told me that at his funeral he’d like to have the main theme from «Back To The Future» played, and be burried in a DeLorean. Just as our family is watching it go into the ground a man he has paid in advance will turn up with a video of my brother saying: «Dont worry I’m not really dead. I live in the past now. I'm a pirate, its fine don’t be sad...» Although quite a complex plan, if I die first, I'll steal it from him.
I lived in what was basically a squat in Dorset, with all my friends, the summer before I moved away to London. I had three weeks off work. A lot of my friends weren’t working. My band at the time, the Art Goblins, played about once a week. I was drunk a lot and painting with them all the time. We had a big unused car park behind our house and we'd dance around to this over and over. I don’t know why. Our neighbours must have hated us! Whenever we’re together again we play this song.
The first time I ever broke up with a girl I was inexperienced and didn’t own many heartbreak songs so I ended up playing «Congratulations» over and over again as it’s all that I had. The thought of a sobbing 15 year old boy in his room listening to that seems ridiculous now, but it was very intense at the time. Another time I listened to Kingmaker’s «End Of The Line». I'm quite good at blocking out my true feelings, so daft things on the radio tend to catch me out and make me cry. There’s no set song.
I can’t remember this but apparently I was after this song from the first moment I heard it, kicking up a fuss till I got it. I can remember the relief of owning it and being able to play it over and over again, doing the funny dance with my mum.
«You asked for make up tips, I said not my department baby, why don’t you ask a lady?... my department is New Wave Rock N Roll»... in fact anything by the Yummy Fur, one of the greatest bands ever.