TUNE Fufanu - 'Plastic People' (MuMu radio mix)
F U F A N U
Announce repackaged Album & New Single Plastic People
(One Little Indian, 17th June)
Live @The Great Escape/ Latest Music Bar (Saturday 8:30pm)
‘Thrillingly malevolent and catchy… Kaktus Einarsson has the perfect voice for this music: stark, imposing and omnipresent.’
“A jackhammer quartet of guitar, drums, electronics and the half-sung, rebel bark of Hrafnkell Kaktus Einarsson. There is a lot of young-Iggy promise in Kaktus' vocal charge and dancing spasms.’ Rolling Stone
‘Fufanu fully embrace their digital side – and make it chime with the bassy, rigid throb of classic post-punk… familiarity with Iceland’s best known musical exports won't tell you a jot about the fizzing gothic blare of this debut.’ ****NME
‘A futuristic perspective on post-punk and rock’n’roll, Few More Days to Go completely surpasses expectation.’
8.5 The Line of Best Fit
‘Just a taste of their true power.’ 9 Drowned In Sound
‘A contorted post-rock landscape of sinister whispers and hypnotic grooves.’ Mojo ‘Rising’
Fufanu release Marius De Vries reworked version of Plastic People (MuMu Radio Mix) as a single on 17th June, the new mix refining the song down to it’s elementary groove. It is included on a 16 track repackaged version of their Few More Days to Go debut released the same day.
Repackaged Album Tracklist:
Following their February tour, this powerful live band return to the UK to play this year’s Great Escape festival playing Artrocker stage @The Latest Music Bar on Saturday 21st May at (onstage 8:30pm)
Querulous and impulsive, Fufanu’s confidence is only growing: This last year has seen them as the toast of Airwaves 2015 and tour with The Vaccines, Bo Ningen, Blur and John Grant, developing an overwhelming iron fist of a live show - their recent UK tour culminating with a sold-out Sebright Arms date that found super-fan Damon Albarn squeezed in amongst the crowd. That show revealed a fast developing group, a missing link between Neu! and Berlin-era Iggy Pop.
Currently in the studio with the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner working on the follow-up to Few More Days to Go, the band gave a taster of what direction the new music might take earlier this year when a new track, Plastic Gold recorded in session for the Line of Best Fit during Airwaves 2015 was posted at the start of the year.
Fufanu roots are in techno and electronic music, but their experimentation led them into a new direction. The experimentation led the pair of Gulli and Kaktus into working up a dark, metronomic take on 70s and 80s European music. If clangorous 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.