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WATCH: The Quietus At Leisure Trailer
Luke Turner , May 21st, 2014 18:03

Films on Steve Ignorant's lifeboat work and Alan Sparhawk playing American Football to premiere at Supersonic next weekend

The Quietus At Leisure: Trailer II from theQuietus on Vimeo.

Over the past two years, Quietus co-editor Luke Turner and director Ethan Reid have wandered the UK making a series of films about the non-musical habits and hobbies of some of The Quietus' favourite cult musicians. Two more of these will be shown as part of the film programme at Supersonic Festival next weekend. We love these musicians for their art, but what do these people get up to in their spare time, and what can we learn about them from it? We're pleased to be able to premiere two of these short films at Supersonic 2014. Steve Ignorant needs no introduction: a righteous son of Dagenham, he was the voice of Crass for years, and with new band Paranoid Visions continues to fly the flag for no compromise punk rock. It's an attitude that extends to every area of his life - now living in North Norfolk, Steve has managed to find himself on the crew of an autonomous, non-RNLI lifeboat, we take to the grey waters of the North Sea with Steve and find out what would have happened if he'd found Margaret Thatcher drowning. You might not ordinarily associate indie rock with the macho rough and tumble of American Football, but Alan Sparhawk is a lifelong enthusiast for and player of the sport. He valiantly tries to train The Quietus' Luke to catch and throw in the Barbican foyer (with little success), tells us about a particularly gruesome sporting injury, and reveals an unexpected emotional side of his participation. We'll also be screening two further films: Cosey Fanni Tutti (COUM, Throbbing Gristle, Carter Tutti) on vegetable gardening and striving to attain self-sufficiency without using pesticides, and Stephen Morris (Joy Division and New Order) demonstrating and discussing some of his collection of military vehicles, and the unusual Beltring military festival, where policemen like to dress as Nazis. Watch the trailer for that below:

These films were produced with the assistance of legendary audio equipment manufacturer Naim Audio. For more formation on their products, including the new Muso player, please visit the Naim website here.

Still to come in the Quietus At Leisure series: Steve Ignorant (Crass) on working on a lifeboat; Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice, solo) on how drawing birds helped him recover from a stroke; Jim Sclavunos (The Cramps, Bad Seeds, Grinderman) on Tiki cocktail culture; Alan Sparhawk (Low) on American football; Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) on importing fair trade coffee and meditation; Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey) on vegetable gardening; Luke Haines (The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof, Black Box Recorder) on painting; Darren Hayman (Hefner, solo) on working on a heritage railway.

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