Art Brut are a five piece English/ German indie rock band. Having formed in 2003, their debut album ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ was released in May 2005, with its follow up ‘It’s a Bit Complicated’ released in June 2007. Randomly, Art Brut have a widespread following of “franchises”, whose names range from AB0 (the original Art Brut) to AB17, AB3.14/Pi and even AB². The band We Are Scientists are franchise AB47 and one of many to have recorded and played Art Brut songs during performances. In late 2008 Art Brut returned to the studio to record their third LP ‘Art Brut vs. Satan’ with producer Frank Black (formerly of the Pixies) – the album is due to be released in April 2009, perfect timing for a gig at the Crawl.