UPSTAIRS PLANET: Cleaners From Venus and the Universe of Martin Newell

07/11/2019

Martin Newell is a poet, songwriting genius and the Godfather of British Lo-Fi.  'Upstairs Planet' is an independent film about the greatest band you've possibly not heard of: Cleaners From Venus.  They were the jangly-guitar, synth-driven outliers from the edges of the 1980s, and beyond.

Looking like the "keeper of a 19th-century asylum" - Newell gives us his eccentric, irascible world view and hints at why he's admired by so many well-known artistes (MGMT, XTC, Ariel Pink, John Cooper Clarke, Mac deMarco, etc).
We're talking cassette culture, DIY punk attitude and intelligent, poetic lyricism that should have found a much wider audience.
Graham Bendel's previous films include 'Derailed Sense' (about Vic Godard & Subway Sect ) and 'Billy Childish is Dead' (nominated for a British Independent Film Award).

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