Fufanu - Curriculum Vitae

Contact
fufanumusic@gmail.com
manager@fufanu.rocks
www.fufanu.rocks
www.facebook.com/fufanumusic
+354 698 9999
+354 896 8933

Members:
Kaktus Einarsson (Vocals, electronics)
Gulli Einarsson (Guitar, electronics, vocals)
Erling Bang (Drums)

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About
Widely acclaimed Icelandic experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have shared the second track taken from their forthcoming second LP ‘Sports’ – agitated, dark, brooding single ‘Bad Rockets’. The ground-breaking band have also revealed that their highly anticipated sophomore album 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’ along with first single ‘Sports’ sees Fufanu return with a palpable sense of urgency and a fresh spin on their dark, new-wave-esq electronic-driven post-punk.

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 album. While he was away, 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.

Launching the band at 2014’s Iceland Airwaves, in the space of just one week Fufanu became a hotly-tipped emerging band, made their UK live debut at the capital’s JaJaJa night 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.
2015 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.

Albums (all released by One Little Indian)

  • Adjust to The Light EP (2015)
  • Few More Days to Go LP (2015)
  • Sports LP (Feb 2017)

Upcoming Live Events
Radio/TV Appearances:

  • XFM John Kennedy’s Xposure London (2017) (Radio)
  • Icelandic National Television - Studio A (2017) (TV)


Headline Shows:
Hamburg (January 2017)

  • Berlin (January 2017)
  • UK tour (14.02.17 – 23.02.17 (8 shows)
  • Reykjavík Calling Boston (March 2017)
  • Reykjavík Calling Chicago (April 2017)
  • Reykjavík Calling New York (September 2017)
  • Reykjavík Calling Seattle (October 2017)
  • Reykjavík Calling Toronto, Canada (November 2017)


Festivals:

  • By:Larm (2017)
  • Air de Islande Paris (April 2017)
  • Hull (April 2017)


Past Live Events

High Profile Support Shows:

  • Damon Albarn in Royal Albert Hall (16.11.14)
  • Blur at British Summer Time – Hyde Par (20.06.15)
  • Radiohead at Secret Solstice (17.06.16)


Support Tours:

  • The Vaccines - UK tour (25.03.15 – 08.04.15 (11 shows))
  • John Grant – Europe tour (17.11.15 – 06.12.15 (15 shows))


Headline Shows:

  • UK and Europe tour (25.02.16 – 14.03.16 (12 shows))
  • Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (06.10.16)
  • Reykjavík Calling Seattle (October 2016)

Festivals:

  • Iceland Airwaves (2013)
  • Iceland Airwaves (2014)
  • Iceland Airwaves (2015)
  • Iceland Airwaves (2016)
  • Rock Werchter (2015)
  • Pohoda Festival (2015)
  • Eurosonic (2015)
  • Sónar Reykjavík (2015)
  • London Calling Amsterdamn (2015)
  • CMJ (2015)
  • Októberfest Reykjavík (2015)
  • Eistnaflug (2016) LungA (2016)
  • Secret Solstice (2014)
  • Ja Ja Ja London (2014)

Radio/TV Appearances:

  • KEXP Toppstöðin (2014) (Radio/Video)
  • KEXP Kex (2015) (Radio/Video)
  • KEXP Seattle (2016) (Radio/Video)
  • XFM John Kennedy’s XPosure London (2015) (Radio)
  • Hlustendaverðlaunin 2015 (2016) (TV)
  • Red Bull Music (2016)
  • + Many various club concerts in Iceland and London.

Video Playlist
http://bit.ly/fufanu_videos

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Reviews
“A fully-formed band playing a scathing, twisted brand of psych-tinged post- punk” - Stereogum

“They looked and sounded like a knockout rock & roll band, like the early Blur streaked with the distorting snarl of the Jesus and Mary Chain.” - David Fricke for the Rolling Stone

"Thrilling, cool, and composed...Fufanu are poised for something big” - Consequence of Sound

“An intriguing swirl of glaze and propulsion – metallic-paisley guitars, Neu!-like drumming and sharp, chanting vocals, all soaked in painterly electronics.” – David Fricke for Rolling Stone

“An utterly captivating rock band.” - Huw Stephens for NME

“With much current pop eager to please, it’s thrilling to hear music played with such malevolence.” - Dave Simpson for The Guardian

“Easily our favourite Icelandic artist.” - Stereogum

“Their performance left no room for nit-picking. Or doubt. Or anything really - it was a sheer sonic avalanche that swept up everyone in the room.” - Drowned in Sound

“Their boldness and vast reserves of potential are what make them by far and away our favourite Icelandic act of the weekend.” - Dazed & Confused