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Fufanu - Sports

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Widely acclaimed Icelandic experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu unveil their highly anticipated second LP Sports. Produced in Iceland by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and featuring the evocative singles "Bad Rockets" and the title cut, Sports sees Fufanu return with a palpable sense of urgency and a fresh spin on their dark, new-wave-esque 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, guitarist 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 in the process. The band were also 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 UK tour. In June things once again dramatically shifted up a gear when the band played to an enormous audience, supporting Blur at Hyde Park.

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