Widely acclaimed experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have shared the brand new video for the second track taken from their forthcoming second LP ‘Sports’ – agitated, dark, brooding single ‘Bad Rockets’.
Having teased fans earlier this year with a surprise video and brand new track, ‘Sports’, the ground-breaking band recently revealed that their highly anticipated sophomore album of the same name will be released on 3rd February 2017, supported by a UK tour throughout February.
Produced in Iceland by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Bad Rockets’ sees Fufanu return with a palpable sense of urgency and a fresh spin on their dark, new-wave-esq electronic-driven post-punk.
Speaking about the making of the track and the video, lead singer Kaktus told The Line of Best Fit: “Making a video is always fun. This one was even more fun though, ‘cause we are having a party in the video. That party just got madder and madder while shooting….
“The song is about us, as humans, most of the time being controlled by someone that for some reason is above you in hierarchy. In some of those situations you just have to fight them or just ignore them. Ditch the bad rockets.”
After an incredibly well-received string of showcases at Iceland Airwaves 2016 where the band won over music critics and fans alike with their new material, they now look forward to bringing their new twisted dark-wave material to the UK in 2017.
Previously, the Reykjavik-based group operated as Captain Fufanu, making obscure techno music and bewildering audiences. Although Captain Fufanu were instrumental, Kaktus had started writing lyrics during a stint in London, where he worked on Damon Albarn’s ‘Everyday Robots’. While he was away, guitarist Gulli had been creating a new soundscape, which Kaktus says “really conveyed what I was thinking.” Fufanu was re-born – a band with a riotous and guitar-led sound that was oddly born out of electronic beginnings rather than the other way around, as is more common.
Fufanu made their live UK debut at the capital’s JaJaJa night in 2014, and supported Damon Albarn at the Albert Hall - winning the approval of Brian Eno into the bargain. The band were praised by the press, who compared them to Neu!, Joy Division and Bauhaus.
The following year saw the band sign to One Little Indian, before going on to support The Vaccines on their sold out March / April tour in the UK - also slipping in a memorable two-night stand with Bo Ningen at Hoxton Bar & Grill. In June things once again dramatically shifted up a gear when the band played to an enormous audience, supporting Blur at Hyde Park.