A documentary on the UK tax system might initially sound about as much fun as pulling teeth but news on forthcoming film The UK Gold is certainly pricking up ears, with the announcement that the official soundtrack being written and recorded by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, also known as 3D.
Directed by Mark Donne, the documentary will tell the history of tax evasion in Britain while also following a vicar from a small parish on a David and Goliath journey to take on the British tax system. As well as Yorke and Del Naja, the doc will also feature the narrative styles of The Wire’s own Det. Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West).
Of the film, Donne says, “To have a quintessentially English figure embarking on an odyssey to understand how London remains the financial capital of the world is in itself a fascinating narrative.”
“A pretty stunning soundtrack from the creative hearts of Radiohead and Massive Attack creates a spellbinding experience,” he adds.
The UK Gold will premiere at the Troxy Theatre in London on Tuesday, 25th June with a mysterious musical performance scheduled for after the screening. Nothing’s been confirmed yet but, as Rolling Stone point out, Yorke’s touring commitments would allow the cheeky one-off show, with his next live dates scheduled for the US fall.
No news yet on when we will be able to hear what wonders may be contained within the soundtrack, but with big names like this in the credits, producers would be wise to make sure some snippets see the light of day soon.
(Via Rolling Stone)