Small screens, big sounds: Announcing Doc’n Roll TV, the music documentary streaming platform with 28 feature-length films now available on-demand

May 5, 2020



Offering front-row excitement with front-room access, Doc’n Roll TV is a new pay-per-view video on-demand platform serving up a wide range of acclaimed music documentaries to viewers across the UK and Ireland. Launching with 28 feature-length films covering genres as diverse as electronic and blues, grunge and death metal, and with prices starting from just £3.20, Doc’n Roll TV’s menu of offerings is set to grow rapidly in the coming months.

Like its big-screen big brother, Doc’n Roll TV’s mission is to show some love and respect to the ever-growing number of great music documentaries that the big platforms dismiss as too adventurous, or too niche. It’s a natural next step for Doc’n Roll Film Festival, a project driven by independent filmmakers and fans instead of Hollywood executives and industry gatekeepers. For six years, Doc’n Roll has been discovering, supporting and championing independent creators and risk-takers, and cultivating a dedicated and passionate audience that appreciates the extra lengths it goes to to bring these films to big screens — and now to small ones, too.

Launched in 2014 by founder Colm Forde, Doc’n Roll Film Festival has screened countless under-the-radar music documentaries which had been ignored by risk-averse cinema programmers. Since then, it has grown beyond its annual November festival in London to 14 UK regional cities and screenings throughout the year.

Forde says: “Doc’n Roll TV’s launch lineup is a hand-picked selection of under-the-radar music documentaries, most of which premiered at past editions of Doc’n Roll Film Festival. This unique video on demand platform reflects our determination to bring great music docs to a nationwide audience… and especially during these uncertain times when escapism is no longer frowned upon.”

Current on-demand programme 
(with more added weekly):
Manchester Keeps on Dancing (2018)
Late Blossom Blues: The Journey of Lee ‘Bud’ Welch (2018)
Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story (2019)
Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise (2018)
The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale (2017) 
Boom For Real – The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)
The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton (2015)
I Dream of Wires (2014)
The Allins: One Hell of A Family
A Band Called Death (2014)
Betty They Said I’m Different (2017)
We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! (2014)
L7: Pretend We’re Dead (2018)
Bunch of Kunst: A Film About Sleaford Mods (2017)
Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019)
Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019)
The Case of the Three Sided Dream (2014)
A Joyful Noise: Sun Ra (2016)
Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound (2016)
Death by Metal (2016)
Finding Joseph I: The HR from Bad Brains (2017)
Gil Scott-Heron: Black Wax (1983)
Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho (2015)
Gospel According To Al Green (1984)
The Revelation of Lee Scratch Perry (2019)
So Which Band is Your Boyfriend In? (2018)
Stiv: No Compromise No Regrets (2019)
We Are The League: Anti-Nowhere League (2018)


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