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Fufanu - Sports

  by Dave Goodwin

published: 3 / 4 / 2017

Fufanu - Sports
Label: One Little Indian
Format: CD


Catchy and immensely promising second album from extrovert and unique Icelandic electronic duo Fufanu

By adding a few more live instruments to their sound, the techno-charged duo that was Captain Fufanu have now become just Fufanu and together they deliver a unique modern rock'n'roll sound rooted in new wave, post punk and, if there is such a thing, future rock. Having released their debut album in the latter part of 2015 on One Little Indian Records, they were listed by ‘Rolling Stone’ in their ‘Ten New Artists You Need to Know’ poll and were named as ‘The Band To Watch in 2015' by Reykjavík Grapevine. The band themselves, which consists of Kaktus Einarsson (vocals) and Gulli (guitar/programming) are a little on the extrovert side and have this to say about their unique sound, “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. It all happened really naturally.” About themselves and their own weird world they also say,"The music world needs more maniacs; that much is for sure. Samuel Herring of Future Islands proved in 2014 that there’s a certain demand for charismatic front singers. Hrafnkell Kaktus could be the next in line. The lead singer of Icelandic psychedelic rock outfit Fufuna unleashes its inner Ian Curtis from the moment his band members start playing. The almost Bauhaus-like dark wave intensity of these young fellas from the North was as big as possible, It was desperate and angry while they also refused to conform to familiar song structures." Their sound reminds me of Interpol but mixed with a little Blur perhaps and has the odd splash of Editors and New Order. Overall, this album seems to have all the ingredients of a great band. It is a little richer, denser and catchier throughout than their debut ‘Few More Miles to Go’ and with the hooks and melodies of tracks like ‘White Pebbles’, ‘Bad Rockets’ and ‘Syncing In’ it should go much further and achieve great things.

Track Listing:-
1 Sports
2 Gone for More
3 Tokyo
4 White Pebbles
5 Just Me
6 Liability
7 Bad Rockets
8 Syncing In
9 Your Fool
10 Restart

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