We were approached by a radio station to create a weekly song and video about the news for them, so to see whether we’d be able to pull something like this off, we got together late one night to write about that week’s events. In this case, The Secrecy Bill.
The rules were simple. If this was sustainable we’d need to write, record, film and edit everything in only a couple of hours. We aren’t incredibly politically minded people though, so the concern was how were we ever going to be able to touch on issues of the day without seeming like we didn’t know what we were talking about. We just figured we’d need to come at every issue from a completely different angle, and that’s how we ended up with a song about restaurants, that’s actually about the classification, protection and dissemination of state information.
We figure it’s either satirical genius, or complete stupidity. Regardless, the contract with the radio station never came through.