British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called "the voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop. "...
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British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called "the voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop. "Bunch of Kunst" follows them on their two-year journey from Nottingham bedroom recording sessions to chart success.
Sleaford Mods' hilarious, profound, vulgar music documentary is the best music movie ever made!
While I haven't heard the band for a long time, I first came to know their origins and how witty they would become with Jason Williamson's contribution to The Prodigy's "Ibiza." From thereon, I would give "Divide & Exit" a listen and hearing Williamson talk in a thick, somewhat Northern dialect ranting about weak wages and corgis made me laugh more than any Seth Rogen comedy as of late.
BUNCH OF KUNST is no different. Despite it's strangely vulgar title (just don't flip the 'T' in front of the 'S'), the documentary is more than just an excuse to get a beautiful-looking 18-certificate for "very strong language", it's an excuse to show one of Britain's most important musical acts in a long time.
Not since Boards of Canada and Future Sound of London have I paid much attention to a group. The Mods' documentary details their release and status as a 'punk'-oriented, anti-establishment act as they create their successor to the awesome "Divide & Exit", "Key Markets." Featuring Williamson putting on a towel like the Pharaoh and then seeing Andrew Fearn (the silent, lanky lad with the laptop) talking about canal boats is just comedy gold and very familiar too. Given their origins as an independent group, you feel some of their pain as they try to compensate both their skills and the need for money in the age of austerity.
If you like THIS IS SPINAL TAP or found HATED: G.G. ALLIN, you'll definitely love this un-PC, foul-mouthed, out-there music film that details someone that people might find as just another Streets, Fall rip-off or the next best thing since the Sex Pistols.
Skinny Ebert (S.E.)
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