Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords return to British stages for the first time in five years with two nights in the Clyde Auditorium.

Article by Lewis Porteous | 06 May 2010

Dispensing with the conventional narratives which drove their TV and radio work, the Flight of the Conchords promise a return to the two-man 'concert' format responsible for earning the act a crucial 2003 Perrier nomination. Following the announcement that they will not be pursuing their acclaimed HBO sitcom any further,  the Antipodean duo hope to re-establish a relationship with the nation with which they enjoyed their first taste of international success.

The Conchords' live performances eschew the production values notable on their records, finding Bret and Jemaine armed only with acoustic guitars, a pared-down setting which most befits their dry, overly earnest personas, and penchant for low-key characterisation. Possessing an ingenious ability to identify and recreate the core traits of whatever musical genre they choose to lampoon, the performers may not be particularly animated, but possess enough talent and charisma to electrify even the most cavernous of venues.

With support provided by series co-star Kristin Schaal, these dates will be the first chance for many to witness the Conchords in full flight, as they reconnect with their comedic roots while looking firmly towards the future.