Flight of the Conchords by Flight of the ConchordsHello, Im Rob Brydon. Join me on an exciting musical journey in the company of a band who have come to mean an awful lot to me. Theyre probably my fourth, or maybe even third, favourite novely music act - Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchords are Bret McKenzie (guitar and vocals) and Jemaine Clement (vocals and guitar) and theyre New Zealands fourth best guitar-based jazz, techno hip-hop duo. In this series, we follow their attempts to crack the UK’s novelty music scene with songs such as Frodo, Don’t Wear the Ring (Magical Bling Bling); Fudafafa; Hiphopapotamus and Think About It (Think, Think About It). The Conchords have travelled the world and become one of the best-loved double acts on the circuit. Having secured the talents of Rob Brydon, Daniel Kitson, Greg Proops, Nina Conti, Rhys Darby and Neil Finn, they can - for the first time - tell their story...
3 CDs. 3 hrs.
Flight of the Conchords
The fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand are back — and selling out stadiums. But is there anything Bret and Jemaine actually like about fame? Photograph: Johnny Savage for the Guardian. Mon 18 Jun Despite themselves, Flight of the Conchords are still huge, although, heaven knows, they try not to be: they rarely give interviews and tour only when they feel like it. They are the only band I have ever interviewed who undersell themselves, repeatedly underestimating how many tickets and albums they have sold.
But there are constants too. Their cult following can be marked as present, as proved by their arena tour of UK and Ireland and this week of warm-up shows, which sold out with nary a tweet from the venue or band. That comes up with a lot of projects now, so [the entertainment industry] seems in a good place. That, and diversity, comes up a lot. It turns out that, well before Frances McDormand uttered the phrase at the Oscars, they were seeking their own inclusion rider.