BRDCST: ‘Best film’ (Q Awards), **** (The Guardian/Time Out/Mojo/Sunday Times)
BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.
‘This documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rock ‘n’ roll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed, A Bunch Of Kunst.’
(Jason Williamson, frontman Sleaford Mods)
Not familiar with British punk/rant band Sleaford Mods? Then these quotes will help you out. What do you think of ‘The Voice of Britain’ (as their fans call them) or ‘Britain's angriest band’ (as The Guardian wrote)? Iggy Pop’s quote is – as usual – spot on, simply referring to them as ‘The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band.’
‘Bunch Of Kunst’ is the account of director Christine Franz, who followed the Nottingham duo closely for two years. From bedroom recordings to their top 10 success with their album ‘Key Markets’. Frontman Jason Williamson and beatmeister Andrew Fearn play the leading roles. Along with manager Steve Underwood, who runs post-punk/lo-fi/experimental noise label Harbinger Sound. Also present with fine anthems: Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Steve Ignorant (Crass), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade) and Iggy Pop.
Entry is free of charge according to the principle ‘First come, first served.’
This also applies to those with a Limited BRDCST Festival Pass.