27 Nov The Bunny & The Bull released today
Ahead of today’s nationwide release of The Bunny & The Bull we caught up with Oly Ralfe to talk about the soundtrack that Ralfe Band recorded.
Q. So how did your involvement with Bunny & The Bull Come about?
Oly Ralfe: We were invited to record a demo for a couple of scenes. We just went for it hard over a couple of days, and they liked it more than anyone elses demo. I’ve always thought it’d be great to create film music but didn’t expect to land a sizeable catch like this. It was quite a fish to fry.
Q. How was it different writing the music to someone else’s stories?
Oly Ralfe: It felt fine, a fairly natural marriage. The film is a visual feast with massive mood swings, which was inspiring and it was exciting to make music in a way that strayed beyond anything I’d done before.
Q. You’ve worked with the Boosh team before haven’t you?
Oly Ralfe: Yes we’ve been friends with the Boosh for a while – they’re fine gentlemen – and we did a couple of career defining cameos in their shows. You’ll have to spot us where yourselves though… Funnily though the Bunny and the Bull job was fairly unconnected to Boosh – they only have small parts in this film. Believe it or not it was about the music!
For those not aware, Oly is an award wining director for his debut feature The Ballard of A J Webberman and will soon be releasing his second work The Journey of The Childmen, a documentary following The Mighty Boosh on tour.
Q. You’re a film maker yourself, visual representation seems important to the band
Oly Ralfe: Yes it all ties together easily I think, music and the image. I’ve always enjoyed drawing and photography, alongside making music.
Q. Describe the soundtrack in five words…
Oly Ralfe: “One hell of a concoction.”
In Cinemas nationwide now, The Bunny & The Bull.
“Utterly captivating…a comic delight… one of the films of the year” – The Times *****