Formerly operating as techno duo, Captain Fufanu, with the addition of drummer Frosti to the line-up in 2013 - and the band name shortened to Fufanu – the Icelandic trio began working up a dark, psychedelicized take on 70s/ 80s European music inspired by Kraftwerk, early Simple Minds, Roxy Music and New Order.
“It is an entirely new band, even though it feels the same,” says Kaktus. “There was no certain moment when we realized that this was our sound. I think we just liked what we were doing and kept experimenting. From [last year’s Roskilde Festival] onward, the idea of a new sound for us was born — although leaving techno was not the outcome we imagined. We started to write new music with Frosti as part of the band, but still using all of our synths and drum machines. It all happened really naturally.”
Fufanu is: Kaktus Einarsson (vocals)/ Gulli (guitar/programming)/ Frosti Gnarr (drums)
(Frosti is the son of Jón Gnarr Reykjavík’s famed ‘Best Party’ mayor 2010-2014)