Friday, May 06, 2011


As everyone knows, I am a sucker for everything that Alex Turner touches... Arctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets, Alexa Chung. So when I heard he was doing the soundtrack for a movie, I was pretty excited. Then I found out that the movie in question was the first outing as director for Richard Ayoade. For those who are not familiar with Mr. Ayoade's work (The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd), I'm sad to report that you are missing out. So here's a taste from The IT Crowd.

The movie in question is entitled Submarine and will be released in the US on June 3rd. While the trailer could easily be compared to films I dislike (Wes Anderson movies, most yuppie indie pablum), knowing that Ayoade is involved and that Turner was also involved makes me think that this will rise above its peers and deliver something special. I'll update with a review once I get a chance to see the film.

The music is definitely above it's peers. As usual, Alex Turner, has made another instant classic. Lyrically interesting, the EP is very stripped down and simple but immensely enjoyable. There is a great sense of melancholy mixed with some fear and tons of emotion that just oozes with teenage angst that seems to fit the subject matter of the film perfectly, but yet can stand on it's own as another great entry in Turner's increasingly glowing CV. See what you think...

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Blogger shermyb said...

soooooooo glad someone else agrees with me about genius Alex Turner! I can't wait to see this movie!

2:10 PM  

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