Fujiya & Miyagi play Crawdaddy this Saturday and there’s free passes to be had – if you’re quick…
Pod Concerts presents
FUJIYA & MIYAGI
plus The 202s
Crawdaddy, Saturday 20th June – Doors 7:30
Imagine that Fujiya & Miyagi are mask-wearing technicians dissecting music, keen to magnify particles of sound to create a pulsing antidote to the ordinary. They speak in tongues, using language as a rhythm, picking words that sound good, rhyming ‘jigsaws’ with ‘carnivores’.
Their songs are incisive snapshots of real lives that make household appliances sound threatening. They are steeped in vintage music from evocative krautrock to deep soul, with wafts of early Human League synth, Floydian Englishness and the throbbing groove of Tom Tom Club, all filtered for modern times.
In total, Fujiya & Miyagi don’t really sound like anything. Instead, they sound like everything condensed into perfectly arranged three minute chunks of infectious pop music, a strange hybrid of James Brown on Valium and Wire gone pop. Or maybe Serge Gainsbourg with a PhD in electronics backed by David Byrne’s Eno-produced scratchy guitar mixed by MF Doom. It’s Darwinism gone mad.
Usual rules apply – just get an email with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Friday 19th. You’ll be notified by email if you win, so be sure to use an address you can read on Saturday!