The Radio Times logo
We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

Bunch of Kunst

  • Drama
  • Documentary and factual
  • 2017
  • Christine Franz
  • 102 mins
  • 18

Summary

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.

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

Iggy Pop describes Sleaford Mods as “the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band” – high praise indeed for an act comprising two middle-aged men playing a laptop perched on a beer crate. This access-all-areas documentary charts the rise of the self-described “spit-and-sawdust aggro act”, picking up their story as the buzz begins to build off the back of their 2015 album Key Markets.

Their abrasive style might be an acquired taste, but the foul-mouthed and funny state-of-the-nation rants that gobby frontman Jason Williamson spits out over Andrew Fearn’s skeletal beats certainly hits a nerve, with one fan comparing them to the Sex Pistols in their prime. At odds with his tic-inflected, expletive-ridden stage act, the 40-something Williamson comes across as a personable family man, and it’s gratifying that the success he and Fearn achieve through sheer hard graft doesn’t go to their heads.

There are no clichéd rock-star high jinks or drink ‘n’ drugs derailments here, just a dedication to getting the job done, the duo helped at every step of the way by their manager and one-man record company Steve Underwood. Just like the Sleafords themselves, Christine Franz’s film is unpretentious and unfiltered, and it brilliantly captures the momentum and excitement of a band as they make their breakthrough.

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Credits

Cast

rolename
Jason WilliamsonJason Williamson
Andrew FearnAndrew Fearn
Steve UnderwoodSteve Underwood
Iggy PopIggy Pop
Geoff TravisGeoff Travis

Crew

rolename
DirectorChristine Franz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Munro Film Services
Released on
2017-04-21
Languages
English | German
Guidance
Swearing.
Formats
Colour
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content