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Fufanu Announce Debut Album ‘Few More Days To Go’

11 Sep 2015

Fufanu have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Few More Days To Go’. The album will be released on all formats on the 27th November, and it is currently available for pre-ordered via the One Little Indian Shop. The opening track ‘Now’ is streaming exclusively over at Line Of Best Fit, head over take a listen to the sneak peek for yourself.

Formerly operating as techno/ electronic duo, Captain Fufanu, while Kaktus and Gulli were still in their teens, with the addition of live instrumentation – and the band name shortened to a more economical Fufanu (“the Captain was left behind at a rave in Cologne”) – the pair began working up a dark, metronomic take on 70s and 80s European music. If clangourous metallic guitars and floor shaking syncopated bass are key elements in the band’s powerful circumspect post-punk, then the live show with it’s MBV-like furnace blasts of volume is a game changer: The mordant wit suggested by song titles like Plastic People and live opener Goodbye can shift up into thrillingly cold malevolence, fronted by ‘slyph-like’ singer Kaktus Einarsson’s magnetic stage presence.

The band’s unusual origins go a long way to explaining how Fufanu have arrived at their exacting sound. “It is an entirely new band, even though it feels the same,” considers Kaktus. “There was no certain moment when we realized that this was our sound. We just liked what we were doing and kept experimenting. From [Roskilde Festival 2013] onward, the idea of a new sound for us was born — although leaving techno was not the outcome we imagined. As for what drives them to make such varying, eclectic and progressive music - “We are just making exactly the music that we want to listen to” reasons Kaktus in the self-explanatory tone of a man to whom it would not occur to be doing anything else.

January saw the band return to perform crushing sets at Eurosonic before a return to the UK saw them supporting The Vaccines on their sold out March/ April tour - also slipping in a memorable two-night stand with Bo Ningen at Hoxton Bar & Grill. In June things once again stepped up a gear when the band drew a crowd of over 700 to their exhilarating bandstand show on the bill, supporting Blur at Hyde Park. This accomplished run of live performances has culminated with the Icelandic group being selected to play alongside John Grant during his European tour, but before that, the band are preparing to embark on there own headline tour around the United Kingdom. Find more information regarding all dates over at Fufanu’s Website

Pre-Order your copy of ‘Few More Days To Go’ now:

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