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Hitchcock Documentary debuts on Sundance Channel in March
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 -- Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... and Insects, a Sundance Channel original production, debuts on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 10:00 pm et/pt. Directed by John Edginton (The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story), the hour-long documentary follows British singer/songwriter Hitchcock and band The Venus 3, featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (Ministry, REM), and Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, REM, The Young Fresh Fellows), as they spend a week in July of 2006 recording an album of new material at Hitchcock's house in West London. The film captures Hitchcock at work as he adds to his stockpile of wonderfully wry and twisted rock songs. The musical equivalent of black comedy, Hitchcock's songs express a fundamentally dark worldview, energized by droll wit, surreal imagery and a dynamite vocabulary. The film culminates with live footage of performances in Hoboken, NJ and Seattle in December 2006; the resulting album Ole! Tarantula was released by Yep Records in October 2006.

Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... and Insects also features appearances by musicians including Morris Windsor (The Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians), Nick Lowe, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Hitchcock's career spans three decades beginning with The Soft Boys in 1976. After The Soft Boys broke up in 1981, Hitchcock began recording both as a solo artist and with the band Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians (with Roger Jackson and two former members of The Soft Boys, Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor). In the late 1980s and early 1990s Hitchcock became better known to US audiences via college and alternative radio and MTV with the singles "Balloon Man" in 1988, "Madonna Of The Wasps" in 1989 and "So You Think You're In Love" in 1991. In 1998 Hitchcock collaborated with director Jonathan Demme on the live concert film Storefront Hitchcock (1998). Hitchcock has released over 20 albums.

Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... and Insects is produced by Edginton and Otmoor Productions and executive produced by Lynne Kirby and Laura Michalchyshyn for Sundance Channel.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is http://www.sundancechannel.com.

SOURCE Sundance Channel
Posted on 18 Jan 2007 by Stoffel
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