As soon as I heard the music in fantastic film Attack the Block I knew I had to buy the soundtrack.
See? I did.
It’s a scored soundtrack composed by Steven Price with involvement from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe who make up the band……..Basement Jaxx!
I find the music really clever. Anyone familiar with the film will know it’s a science fiction / aliens movie but with the rather huge twist of it being set on a South London council estate, with a group of questionable teens as the heroes.
Well, this soundtrack so perfectly encapsulates that. This is a very clever album that goes between modern dance / grime music and the kind of stuff you might hear in a 1960s science fiction film. It’s really clever. I bought it in 2011 but you can still buy it on Amazon for £3.99! That’s less than a pack of cigarettes.
My favourite track is:
Moses vs the Monsters
Disclaimer: this song may make you feel like a bad arse