Art School Graduate was a musical combo formed in the early 2000s by art school graduates Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth, better known as Juneau Projects. The band’s modus operandi was outlined by Ben in a classified ad placed in the NME:
ART SCHOOL GRADUATE seeks like minded units to construct sonic plinth. Neutral alignment preferred. Call 07817683415 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September 2002 they headlined ‘Lawless’ at the Grizedale Visitor Centre. Gallerist, Ceri Hand, rained praise on their, "heart-wrenching performances of Miss Dynamite’s ‘It Takes More’ and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. They conveyed an exhilarating, exciting, hilarious, melancholy and thought-provoking set that convinced me on the spot that if ever I were to get married I’d invite them to perform at the ‘do’. Those boys know a thing or two about romance."
The distinction between Art School Graduate and Juneau Projects is that, back then, Phil and Ben knowingly underwhelmed the audience.
- Lawless Musician