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Prepare To Be Tuned (AFT?)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

A sort of cross between Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D, AFT?’s style of musical comedy could have drifted into a copycat performance. Yet built around an energetic narrative on life in Melbourne, this group manage and fashion their own comic identity fusing daft stage theatrics and chatty audience interaction with handily written songs. While the group’s songs dedicated to “all the women in the room” and misleading serenades to sexy pizzas do recall the offbeat surrealism of Conchords, the craftsmanship of the song writing is refreshing and the nature of the comedy alluring. Competing with acts like Axis of Awesome this year, AFT hold their own with fiery panache.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug, 9.45pm (10.40pm), £8.50 – £12.50, fpp136.
tw rating 4/5