It’s Business Time on SoHo

Next month SoHo will premiere the Flight of the Conchords’ first HBO gig since their series ended in 2009.

It will screen within hours of its US debut, at 7.30 on October 7.

Flight of the Conchords: Live in London was recorded at Eventim Apollo on July 1 and has the pair performing classics and new original songs from their Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords tour.

The Independent said of the “appealingly lo-fi, lightly shambolic” London concert:

They start tracks in the wrong key or at the wrong time, murmur “oops-a-daisy” when things go wrong. They’re joined by the ‘New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’: one man on a cello. The droll between-song chat sends up how deeply un-rock-and-roll they are, with tales of getting stuck in a lift or decadently consuming free muffins in the hotels they now stay at (“the premier inns, the very best westerns”) …

They also, for the record, only tease us with a chorus from Business Time – probably their most famous track. No Hiphopopotamus either. This, however, is no cause for complaint: it’s very much the newer material that carries the evening.

“In all of this, there’s not a trace of the cash-in or catchphrase-slinging that can characterise TV stars’ live shows,” The Guardian said.

I adore the Conchords, and they play several of their best-loved songs here: Carol Brown, The Humans are Dead. But if I’d never encountered them before, I’d still have to submit to the freshness, funniness and sheer musical quality of this set. It’s such a treat.

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