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ELECTRO-PUNKERS FUFANU REVEAL PORTRAIT VIDEO FOR ‘TOKYO’

January 20, 2018

ELECTRO-PUNKERS FUFANU REVEAL ‘PORTRAIT’ VIDEO FOR ‘TOKYO’ via THE BEAT

 

“Like many great post-punk groups before them, the band consistently sounds disaffected and removed. Lead single and standout “Sports” is a terse drawl of seemingly disconnected thoughts, a masterclass in building tension.”
Pitchfork

“Fufanu shine a light into the bleak, mid-winter darkness.” 4*
MOJO

“Like the land of fire and ice from which Fufanu came, theirs is a melting pot of disparate flavors, bits of crunchy post-punk blended with cold techno and chewy synthpop.”
Consequence of Sound

“a fresh take on dark, electronic-driven post-punk.”
London In Stereo

“Their live show proved how possible it would be for them to become a major name in the indie sphere
Stereogum

 

Widely lauded experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have revealed brand new video for ‘Tokyo’, taken from second album ‘Sports’, which saw the band named “Iceland’s most exciting band” by Pitchfork.

The album, which was released last year on One Little Indian Records, was produced in Iceland by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The record saw Fufanu return with a palpable sense of urgency and a fresh spin on their dark, new-wave-esq electronic-driven post-punk.

Talking about the moody B&W video, singer Kaktus Einarsson said: “‘Tokyo’ is the first song from this record we worked on with Nick Zinner. It’s the track that made us realise we wanted to work together. It’s about coming back to your wins and losses in your daily reality after a week in Tokyo. Best/weirdest vacation I ever had, cut from the universe and placed in the mad bubble that Tokyo is.

“The idea of doing this video was born when we met the artist and photographer Jonatan Gretarsson last summer, to be featured in his new book (Jonatan no.3). His style is great and the way he has managed to capture the personality of his subjects in photos is really beautiful so doing a video with him was exciting.

“We had no idea what would happen on the day of shooting but when we arrived at the studio he had baroque music playing really loudly, and one by one we stood in front of the camera for more than 20 mins each! The result is a black and white video portrait of us.”

Previously, the Reykjavik-based group operated as Captain Fufanu, making obscure techno music and bewildering audiences. However, Kaktus’ brief stint living in London and working with Damon Albarn on his seminal solo album ‘Everyday Robots’ moved the musicians to incorporate live instruments and expressive lyrics into their music. 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.

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