Widely acclaimed Icelandic experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have unveiled a brand new video to accompany the first track taken from their forthcoming second LP, both titled ‘Sports’. The band have also announced a special one-off UK show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London on October 6th.

Produced in Iceland by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Sports’ sees Fufanu return with a palpable sense of urgency and a fresh spin on their dark, new-wave-esq electronic-driven post-punk.

The band said: “’Sports’ will be the opening track of our new album and we believe it sets the perfect atmosphere for what’s to come. ‘Sports’ is not about actual sports…but listening to it feels like taking a mile-long run, so we tried to capture that feeling within the video, following a runner but taking detours into different types of sports and capturing different athletes along the way. We wanted to mirror the consistent flow of the song with a one-shot video.”
Previously, the Reykjavik-based group operated as Captain Fufanu, making obscure techno music and bewildering audiences. However, lead singer 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, 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.

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 pulled a crowd of over 700 to their bandstand show on the bill, supporting Blur at Hyde Park. Now the band return to Hoxton Bar & Grill to play a very special and highly anticipated one-off headline show on October 6th. 

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