New promoters on the block P.U.G. Productions have their first gig Friday night – Fujiya & Miyagi at Hangar
It’s the band’s first Dublin gig in three years and they’ll be joined by Everything Shook.
Few have offered such a bitter sweet taste of pop through their career as Fujiya & Miyagi; underneath the sticky wrappers that have packaged their sugary synth lines and rich hooks since the turn of the Millennium, there’s always been a grittier after taste – be it manifest through their love of pounding 70’s krautrock, or in the seen-it-all weariness of their lyrics. Best’s use of words for sound-quality over meaning and repetition of phrase to deepen meaning elsewhere is inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Iggy Pop. “Both knew how to give the seemingly trivial or shallow depth,” he explains, “by cutting away the flab you can make what you produce less self-indulgent.” That’s something you couldn’t have ever accused Fujiya & Miyagi of across a 14-year career.