Flight of the Conchords taped and released a special, Flight of the Conchords: Live in London for HBO in 2018, and now, New Zealand’s “fourth most popular parody duo” has announced a new live album, recorded around the same time. The album, also called Live in London, arrives March 8 on Sub Pop, and will be available on 2xCD/3xLP as well as digitally, so you can take new material from Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie with you wherever you go. Even to your gig as a part-time model.
The album was taped during a London show during Clement and McKenzie’s Flight Of The Conchords Sing Flight Of The Conchords Tour in the United Kingdom earlier this year, and will mark the pair’s first recording since 2013’s “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That),” which won them a New Zealand Music Award for Highest Selling Single. Their last full-length album was 2009’s I Told You I Was Freaky, which cracked the top 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Live in London features seven new songs, as well as performances of fan favorites “Inner City Pressure,” “Bowie,” “Foux du Fafa,” “Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings,” “Robots,” “Carol Brown,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room).”
Neither of the Conchords have been bored since their flight was at its peak. Clement has been doing voice work for films like Moana and The Lego Batman Movie, as well as TV shows like Rick & Morty. (He plays a fart.) McKenzie, meanwhile, has been honing his skills as a music supervisor for motion pictures. He’s also a member of the Muppet community, having helmed the soundtracks for The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). The former of which even won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song “Man Or Muppet”.
Perhaps this new album will be the thing that finally pushes them up in the New Zealand parody duo rankings. Check out the first single from Live in London, “Iain and Deanna,” here.