Loving: Flight of the Conchords

Yeah I know they've been around a little while now but I've finally caught up with Flight of the Conchords after catching little snippets of their show on YouTube and on tv.

And I'm happy to say that they live up to the hype.

I bought their self-titled album the other day and it's been on the cd player ever since.

For the as yet uninitiated, FOTC is "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo" and in the last few years they've had a meteoric rise to fame, with a BBC1 radio series and now a successful HBO (Home of Bloody Oarsome) tv series.

Musically I'd put them somewhere in same field as Ween in terms of musical ingenuity, fun and their ability to effortlessly cross genres but they have a slightly more consistent sound and a Beck like ability to bring the groove. There are probably a number of other influences I'm not cool enough to have picked up on although it does seem as though they might like a little Bowie as well (judging by the all-eras Bowie tribute song called "Bowie" on the album)

The full first season of the tv show is winging it's way towards my place as we speak so I'll probably report on this at another time - for now, these clips from YouTube speak for themselves.

(Reinforcing my theory that the inclusion of robots automatically makes anything 50% cooler)

(Too many mutha uckers, ucking with my shi)