Choice was un­likely, but el­e­men­tary for a fan

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY/ WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (pic­tured) has signed up for an un­likely col­lab­o­ra­tion with British rock­ers Friendly Fires. The Sher­lock star jumped at the chance to record a spo­ken-word piece, en­ti­tled Flat of An­gels, for the band’s com­pi­la­tion al­bum Late Night Tales as he is a big fan of their mu­sic. The story, writ­ten by the group’s au­thor pal Si­mon Cleary, de­tails the af­ter­math of a house party in al­ter­nat­ing voices. Gui­tarist Edd Gib­son tells Bri­tain’s Daily Star, ‘‘You don’t con­sider there are peo­ple play­ing Sher­lock Holmes who like to re­move their make-up to the sound of Friendly Fires – it was a giddy sur­prise. We got a friend to write a story for Bene­dict to read out on the al­bum.’’ The col­lec­tion in­cludes tracks by Cocteau Twins and SBTRKT.

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