Aside from his work with band art brut, hes written comic books, and he also he tends to slap paint onto canvases and sell them via lofipunkrockmotherfucker, a website that he maintains from his home in berlin for the past few months eddie has been working on a series of art pieces that sit in a concept that may take some explaining. Eddie argos is the vocalist in lofi punk rock motherfuckers art brut. The third and fourth books in katherine applegate and michael grants electrifying series reach a whole new audience in this gorgeous omnibus edition. The islanders amy mason and eddie argos relive their. The painting will be very well wrapped and packaged. Bringing things full circle, the islanders graphic novel will come with a code to enable recordings of. Eddie argos, singersongwriter of british rock band art brut, is no stranger to the world of comic books. In march of last year, i learned that eddie argos had written a memoir. In the late nineties, teenage couple amy mason and eddie argos went on holiday to the isle of wight. Eddie argos and amy mason went on holiday as a teenage couple in the late 90s to the isle of wight. Eddie argos art brut talks about accidentally writing a rock musical i have accidentally cowritten what could be referred to as a rock musical called the islanders. He did seem to miss emily kane, i do believe the world had him by the throat in axl rose and as the grumpy owner of a struggling diy record label i had an affinity for the killer refrain of demons out. I have accidentally cowritten what could be referred to as a rock musical called the islanders. We played a few festivals which were loads of fun and we got to try out our new songs, and weve a lot.
Eddie argos has just discovered spoken word, books, tours and why. Amy mason and eddie argos lead singer of art brut were teenage lovers. Meanwhile as part of the edinburgh fringe festival, eddie argos show islanders is on at underbelly, cowgate from 1st 25th august details here, as is rachel hirons show dirty laundry details here. Its mainly about in a musical we wrote called the islanders, we performed it in front of. Eddie argos has written a graphic novel with steve horry who drew the islanders comic its out in less than a month. The islanders by katherine applegate overdrive rakuten. From their first flat on their own, situated on a roundabout, to their 1999 holiday together on the isle of wight, all the while secluded on the islandthoughtimpenetrable that is teenage love, the islanders recounts amy mason and art bruts eddie argos late90s relationship. Islander news, music performances and show video clips mtv. I quickly supported argos s indiegogo campaign to preorder the book. By eddie argos june 29, 20 eddie argos art brut talks about accidentally writing a rock musical i have accidentally cowritten what could be referred to as a rock musical called the islanders.
Eddie argos is the lead singer of londonbased band art brut. The book is simply told the prose is quite flat actually, yet complex in concept and structure, full of shifting shadows and smoke and mirrors. Lots of underwear, comic books mobile phone, i pod. Eddie argos grew up fantasising about being in a band that would tour the world, despite the fact he cant really sing. After the official worst day ever, overweight bully magnet danny. Steve horry is illustrating the book and as you can see from the cover. A former postman and lifelong dreamer, his real ambition was to one day get on top of the pops. Christopher priest is a world builder along the lines of frank herbert and his dune series, only with priest his world is an earthlike planet composed of many hundreds of islands rather than our seven continents.
Amy and eddie are played, respectively, by amy mason and eddie argos, a. It won the 20 ideas tap edinburgh fringe fund, 6 before being published as a graphic novel by nasty little press. May 19, 2009 throughout the english garagepop bands third album, singer eddie argos dispenses selfconscious jokes about love, adulthood and rock. Eddie argos art brut talks about accidentally writing a rock musical. Whatever else you might say, eddie did not stint on the gsm. The islanders have known one another foreverbut everyone has secrets. Their story is not quite a celebration, nor is it quite a lament. Singer eddie argos always meant enough of what he said for these songs to feel like they mattered. The islanders tells the simple tale of a young dorset couple, amy and eddie. The islanders serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands, an intriguing, multilayered tale of a murder and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator. Satan, that may be for the best, according to critic. Show the stage the islanders is a lofi musical, written and performed by me, with music written and performed by jim moray and eddie argos art brut. Jim moray who wrote the music for the other songs in the islanders made a much more stripped down version of the song which i love too.
The islanders box set is a great way to learn and connect with the delightful carrington family. Funny, refreshing and ultimately moving, the islanders is a show thats about memory, firstloves and growing up that weaves words, sound, music and story. His collaborators on the islanders, jim moray and amy mason, had to be. Nina has never been very interested in having a boyfriend. Discover video clips of recent music performances and more on mtv. What five things are essential when you go on tour. Thirteen years on their memories of the trip vary wildly. The islanders eddie argos has written a graphic novel. Part storytelling, part confessional and part music, the islanders is an interesting mishmash of styles put together by writer and performer amy mason and art brut frontman eddie argos. Not only that, but it would feature illustrations by the illustrious katie pope of the fantastic band the just joans. The show is, essentially, a document of a trip the two took, during a teenage love affair, to the isle of wight, but through both masons storytelling and music from argos and folk musician jim moray, it.
The islanders is a true story about a trip i took to the isle of wight with. Shed almost forgotten their one trip away together, to the isle of wight, until a particular shade of blue reminded her of the particular colour of the sky on that holiday so she sent eddie an email, to see what he remembered. The islanders in the late nineties, teenage couple amy mason and eddie argos. Funny, refreshing and ultimately moving, the islanders is a show thats about. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The islanders was written with masons expartner, art brut singer eddie argos and awardwinning folk singersongwriter, jim moray. My previous project, lofi musical the islanders, was a collaboration with jim moray and eddie argos and won the ideas tapunderbelly edinburgh award.
For art brut fans familiar with argos obsession with comic books, this should come as no surprise. Its full of echoes and memories, a thing assembled with love, like an old mixtape, dug out of a drawer and played years later. Jim is producing the new art brut album, the new one is a pop album too. The islanders thrills by throwing you off balance in the same way. You can find out about art brut, eddie argos and his book if you. It shows christopher priest at the height of his powers and illustrates why he has remained one of the countrys most prized novelists. Eddie argos was over the moon and incredibly flattered that these artists took time out to work on the comic. Frontman eddie argos had originally planned to release one lp a year. Wikipedia march 22, 2016 eddie argos born kevin macklin born october 25 1979 is the lead singer of english rock band art brut. Funny, refreshing and ultimately moving, the islanders is a show thats about memory, firstloves and growing up. Life had dealt them a hard hand in life, but with the love of their sister malia, for the most part, they stuck together and were able to finally come to terms with the rare, sad reality of their past, coming out on top and able to find love, and start a family they always had with one another. Carole blake, isobel dixon and juliet pickering will also be attending the book festival. But large formed a band paintings can be made to order. A lofi musical by amy mason, eddie argos and jim moray 18th july battersea arts centre, 19th july latitude festival, 125th august underbelly, edinburgh fringe.1462 908 662 1636 444 130 860 1138 577 1058 1012 1200 460 873 961 123 1013 184 1598 633 1278 243 1637 1221 119 1319 958 1634 1562 449 834 222 444 170 137 395 1379 190 70