Culture Bunker: Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords, Hot Chip’s new album, plus Bolton’s Black Mirror, Red Rose on TV
Saturday, 20 August
Your pop culture update: We are joined by the rhyme-nocerous himself, one half of Flight of the Conchords, Bret McKenzie! New Zealand’s finest joins us to talk about making music with the Muppets and the Simpsons, and his debut solo album 'Songs Without Jokes'. Justin Quirk joins to chew on Hot Chip’s new album, FREAKOUT/RELEASE and Bolton’s answer to Black Mirror, Red Rose, out now on BBC Three.
“I like the juxtaposition between sweet melodies, and saying the world is screwed.” - Bret McKenzie
“Winning the Academy Award was the one night that Hollywood felt glamorous and not depressing.” - Bret McKenzie
“FOTC was a student film production that just ended up on HBO.” - Bret McKenzie
“The Simpsons is almost the fabric of television.” - Bret McKenzie
“There’s always something about Hot Chip that feels a bit like an academic exercise to me.” – Justin Quirk
“Red Rose captured the duality between our lives online and our lives offline.” - Bret McKenzie
Hear all the music on our rolling playlists.
Presented and produced by Jelena Sofronijevic and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.
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