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Noel Gets The Call

27 Jun

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Noel Fielding was a randomly chosen phone guest on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show this week, thanks to his placement in Serge Pizzorno’s phonebook.

The Kasabian axe-man and one half of Loose Tapestries was on the show to promote the former’s appearance at Glastonbury this weekend, in aid of their new album 48:13.  As part of a regular feature on the show, Grimshaw urged Serge to partake in a game of Call or Delete, and flicking through his contacts until Nick yelled stop, he landed upon our very own Captain Noelio.

The resulting conversation (and the pre-amble leading up to it) can be heard 8 minutes into the podcast you can find over yonder. Having called Noel ourselves a few times over the years, we can confirm that the chances of this being staged are very slim – he really is firing on all cylinders that early in the morning. Enjoy…

Noel Fielding Interview Part 5: The Mighty Boosh

25 Jun

Two weeks ago we brought you Part 4 of our exclusive interview with Noel Fielding, in which he answered your questions about Luxury Comedy. This week Noel talks about The Mighty Boosh, a topic very dear to many people’s hearts (if the recent social media furore around the team’s reformation for Festival Supreme is any indication!).

Please accept our apologies that this one has been a wee while coming. We hope that the end result was worth the wait, and that we’ve been able to provide you with an angle on The Boosh story which we don’t ususally get to hear about in interviews; anyway, we’ll let you be the judge of that!

This marks the end of our series of interviews with Noel; we hope you’ve enjoyed watching them (feel free to let us know what you think in the comments box below). Thanks to all of you who sent in questions in the first place, and thanks for subsequently commenting, capping and giffing (is that a word?) the hell out of our little films across tumblr, twitter and the like. Fieldmice, we salute you!

Of course, the biggest thanks goes to Noel for allowing us to badger him with questions, and for his amazing energy, patience and downright loveliness throughout the project.  Thank you, Noel – you’ve been brilliant!

If you’ve missed any of the previous instalments, here are the links in easy-to-click-on format: Teaser; Part 1 (Turning 40); Part 2 (Random questions); Part 3 (Random questions); Part 4 (Luxury Comedy). Enjoy!

Noel Fielding Interview Part 4: Luxury Comedy

11 Jun

Last week we brought you Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Noel Fielding, in which he answered some more of the slightly random-edged questions that you sent in. This week Noel talks about Luxury Comedy.

Noel’s twitter followers will be aware that rehearsals have begun for series 2 of Luxury Comedy; as you’ll see from the video below, the show has evolved from the first series –  and Noel’s pretty excited about how it’s taking shape. We’ve tried to avoid including too many spoilers (suffice to say, the storylines for Series 2 sound soooo good!), but you’ll certainly get a flavour for what’s to come – including an exclusive peek at ‘Painted Hawaii’ and a heads-up on what’s next for Loose Tapestries!

The final part of our interview, in which Noel talks about The Mighty Boosh (timely, eh?), should be out next week. We hope you’ve enjoyed the series so far; here’s Part 4 below:

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and many thanks to Noel for his time.

The Luxurious Digital Oz!

11 Jul

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Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy is to receive it’s dvd premiere in Australia next month.

News of the release of the entire first series, complete with extras including behind the scenes footage, first appeared on blog The Momus Report, and naturally, we at TVO were highly curious.  After all, this release is seemingly premature – with the UK launch date pencilled in for early next year, and for once, we were completely out of the loop!

TVO confirmed news of the release with Noel directly today, as well as the possibility that a release in R2 may – and we stress may – be pushed forward to compensate.  We’re sure we can speak for the fans when we say we’re really hoping this happens, and that a dvd is joined by a simultaneous blu-ray release to really take advantage of the glorious visual canvas Noel & Nigel Coan crafted for the series.

With plans for series two starting to take shape (more on those in due course, but don’t think you’re just getting more of the same!) – it does make logical sense for the first series to be released in tandem with its launch, but if you’re desperate to have Luxury Comedy in your Christmas stocking, let us know in the comments on this article.

In the meantime, check out our behind the scenes documentary which provided peelers with an exclusive insight into the making of a cult classic, below.

 

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy is released on dvd in Australia on August 22nd.

Loose Tapestries Goes Old Skool

20 Mar

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Regular peelers will be aware that the Loose Tapestries (the band behind the music in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy) have an album out; indeed, many of you will already have the download.

But what about having that album on glorious, glossy, crackly, old skool vinyl? Yes please.

500 copies of the Loose Tapestries album, featuring music by Noel Fielding and Serge Pizzorno, are being released as a limited edition set in honour of Record Store Day on 21st April 2012. Record Store Day is a celebration of local record shops, with a series of happenings taking place around the UK in honour of the humble record store. This year a number of limited edition vinyl releases will be on sale  – of which the Loose Tapestries album is one.

To find out if your local record shop is participating click here. And if you want to see what other limited edition releases will be marking the occasion have a gander at this.

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Elin Cath for this information.

Fantasy Man Let Loose!

8 Mar

Sony Music Entertainment have released the video of Loose Tapestries performing The Decision on YouTube.

Don’t forget it’s the last episode of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy tonight at 10pm on E4. It’s your last chance to see Fantasy Man and friends until the next series is aired.

And remember the gallery of Peelers’ Luxury Comedy inspired art will be on the site tomorrow. There have been some fantastic contributions so you’re in for a treat!

Get Loose, Get Loose!

5 Mar

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An album of the music featured on Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy has just been released by Loose Tapestries, the band created by (and made up of) Noel and Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno.

It’s currently available as a MP3 download on Amazon and iTunes at the bargainful price of £7.49 (£7.99 on iTunes) for 22 tracks. As well as the properly excellent music from the series, the album also features the awesome Jellyfox narrative from episode 2 and other short audio clips from the show.

Thanks to those of you who alerted us to this; if we hear about any further merchandise releases connected to Luxury Comedy, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Stop Press: Non-UK Peelers can buy the Loose Tapestries album here (apparently)!

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