Famed for his twisted rock lyrics that are at once blithe, scathing, and deep, Hitchcock is one of England's most influential songwriters and performers with a body of work spanning over 20 albums and 30 years. In ROBYN HITCHCOCK: SEX, FOOD, DEATH…AND INSECTS, the eccentric artist is joined in music and conversation by friends and new bandmates like Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin of R.E.M., Scott McCaughey from Young Fresh Fellows and Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America. And, along with special visitors including Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Nick Lowe and Gillian Welch, see Hitchcock and his new band, Venus 3, work through brand new, never-before-heard songs for his upcoming album. The film also goes behind-the-scenes of life on the road from the “Olé Tarantula” tour, and features concert footage and special acoustic performances from 2006 stops at the famed Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ and Crocodile Club in Seattle.
Certain to delight staunch fans and convert new ones, the film, an official selection at SXSW and Atlantic Film Festivals, features Hitchcock classics, such as “I Often Dream of Trains,” “Uncorrected Personality Traits,” and “My Wife & My Dead Wife”, as well as “Flanagan's Song,” “Adventure Rocket Ship,” “Somebody,” “Quuen Elvis,” “Creeped Out,” “NY Doll,” “Underground Sun,” “The Authority Box”, “Belltown Ramble,” and eight unreleased songs which will appear on his forthcoming album, set to be released in 2008.
Letting loose Hitchcock’s creative genius in a free-flowing musical interview, ROBYN HITCHCOCK: SEX, FOOD, DEATH…AND INSECTS gives viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the artist’s mind and craft. ROBYN HITCHCOCK: SEX, FOOD, DEATH…AND INSECTS is a Sundance Channel® original production, directed by John Edginton (The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story).