Working Class Heroes

Bunch of Kunst is a formidable documentary about the British duo Sleaford Mods. Christine Fang offers a smart look about this ascending and powerful musical project that portraits the best tradition of the British post punk in a very unusual format for the genre: a voice and a laptop. The voice of social disenchantment, Sleaford Mods is one of the most stunning bands of the latest musical scene.

 

In Rastros de carmín, Greil Marcus remembers shivering when he heard Johnny Rotten's voice for the first time, singing (hauling) Anarchy in the UK. The way he pronounced letter r resembled teeth grinding. British punk was too many things at a time: a cultural movement, a sound revolution, a radical juvenile disappointment. It was also a form of catharsis through the use of words, a rabid way of pronouncing them and intonate them.  

 

 

Thirty years later, two not-that-young classmates at Nottingham create a curious synthesis of a long musical tradition of English post punk. Sleaford Mods is a fantastic band and Jason Williamson is a unique singer, in addition to being an extraordinary frontman and a very inspired composer. His lyrics portrait the disappointment and the skepticism of the working class. From a laptop placed on top of beer boxes, his partner, Andrew Fearn, shoots minimalistic beats with powerful bass lines and insistent rhythms. The sensation of seeing them on the stage is contagious and fascinating.
 
 
Bunch of Kunst is a formidable documentary about the British duo Sleaford Mods. Its director, Christine Franz, a journalist based in Berlin, follows them on their opinions and records their shows -most of them in little clubs but also at the legendary Glastonbuty Festival-, stopping with her images at the cold and quiet Nottingham night where two of its prodigy sons were born.   
 

Gustavo Toba

 

Screenings
Today, jue 23, 10.40 pm, ALD 5
Fri 24, 2.10 pm, ALD 5
Sat 25, 11.30 am, ALD 5

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