Fujiya & Miyagi


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Fujiya & Miyagi

Release Date: Apr 7, 2017
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Transparent Things

Release Date: May 15, 2006
Label: Tirk Recordings

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July 23, 2019

Erasure (Vince Clarke) Remixes Fujiya & Miyagi's "Fear Of Missing Out" On PopMatters | On Tour Now | Flashback LP Out Now On Impossible Objects Of Desire

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May 30, 2019

Fujiya & Miyagi Share 'Flashback' LP On Clash | On Tour Now | LP Out Tomorrow On Impossible Objects Of Desire

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May 3, 2019

Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Personal Space" Track On BrooklynVegan | 2019 Tour Starts This Month | 'Flashback' LP Out 5/31 On Impossible Objects Of Desire

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April 18, 2019

Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Flashback" Video On Under The Radar | 'Flashback' LP Out 5/31 On Impossible Objects Of Desire

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March 22, 2019

Fujiya & Miyagi Announce New LP, Share Title Track On CoS | Announce 2019 Tour Dates | 'Flashback' LP Out 5/29 On Impossible Objects Of Desire

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March 28, 2018

Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Subliminal Cuts" Track On Brooklyn Vegan

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January 3, 2018

Fujiya & Miyagi Announce U.S. Tour Dates + Share Top 10 Albums Of 2017 On Brooklyn Vegan 'Transparent Things' Reissue Out Now

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September 8, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi Announce 10 Year 'Transparent Things' Reissue + Bonus Track, Nike Running Track Share New "Collarbone" AKDK Remix Via Brooklyn Vegan Out 11/17 + Announce EU dates

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June 12, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Impossible Objects Of Desire" Video On BlackBook

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April 4, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi Stream 'Self-Titled' LP Via On The 405

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BIOGRAPHY

Brighton-based Fujiya & Miyagi have been making expansive, experimental and multifaceted electronic-driven music for twenty years now. As an outfit they have been as successful in their investigations into bleep as they have elongated Krautrock wig outs, and creating breathy electro pop as fiercely as they do post-punk-indebted scratchy dance. Their new album, Flashback, is to be released in May 2019 and it finds a group re-connecting with the potent music of their youth and connecting it with their well-learned musical chops as adults.

Fujiya & Miyagi first came to light with their 2002 album 'Electro karaoke in the negative style' which created the first glimpse of what was to become their distinctive sound of electronics and hushed vocals. It wasn't until 2006 with the release of 'Transparent Things' that the group gained wider critical acclaim and became more widely known both in Europe and in North America. The album blended the groups love of 70's German electronic Music, post-punk dance music and the sounds affiliated with labels such as Warp Records in the 1990s. They toured extensively during this period and also around 2009's Lightbulbs album.

They then worked with LA based Producer Thom Monahan on 2011's Ventriloquizzing. The record was a move away from the more electronic and dance orientated direction of their previous records with more emphasis on sounds and textures. After a three year gap Fujiya & Miyagi returned in 2014 with their most electronic album to date titled 'Artificial Sweeteners'. Which returned to the working methods of their earlier records but with added vigour and experimentation. Between 2016 and 2017 they released a deeply ambitious three EP trilogy on their own imprint Impossible Objects of Desire in 2017. A carefully staged project that saw the group traverse disco, electro, pop, and the now synonymous 1970s Germany-inspired groove they so seamlessly ooze.

Brighton-based Fujiya & Miyagi have been making expansive, experimental and multifaceted electronic-driven music for twenty years now. As an outfit they have been as successful in their investigations into bleep as they have elongated Krautrock wig outs, and creating breathy electro pop as fiercely as they do post-punk-indebted scratchy dance. Their new album, Flashback, is to be released in May 2019 and it finds a group re-connecting with the potent music of their youth and connecting it with their well-learned musical chops as adults.

Fujiya & Miyagi first came to light with their 2002 album ‘Electro karaoke in the negative style’ which created the first glimpse of what was to become their distinctive sound of electronics and hushed vocals. It wasn’t until 2006 with the release of ‘Transparent Things’ that the group gained wider critical acclaim and became more widely known both in Europe and in North America. The album blended the groups love of 70’s German electronic Music, post-punk dance music and the sounds affiliated with labels such as Warp Records in the 1990s. They toured extensively during this period and also around 2009’s Lightbulbs album.

They then worked with LA based Producer Thom Monahan on 2011’s Ventriloquizzing. The record was a move away from the more electronic and dance orientated direction of their previous records with more emphasis on sounds and textures. After a three year gap Fujiya & Miyagi returned in 2014 with their most electronic album to date titled ‘Artificial Sweeteners’. Which returned to the working methods of their earlier records but with added vigour and experimentation. Between 2016 and 2017 they released a deeply ambitious three EP trilogy on their own imprint Impossible Objects of Desire in 2017. A carefully staged project that saw the group traverse disco, electro, pop, and the now synonymous 1970s Germany-inspired groove they so seamlessly ooze.

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Press Clippings

“Fujiya & Miyagi have gotten a lot of mileage out a their very specific style, which mixes electronic dance music, motorik krautrock a la Neu! and frontman David Best’s distinctive, hushed vocal style. It’s still in fine form on Flashback, the band’s eighth album, as you can hear on the slinky, minimal funk of “Personal Space.”
– BrooklynVegan

“The video features the group moving around their studio being double exposed and evolving into tracers as the propulsive beat of the song unearths new layers of rubbery and glistening grooves.”
– Under The Radar

“The songs we loved during our adolescent years often stay with us for decades, or even our entire lives, almost like beautiful scars…Fujiya & Miyagi capture this almost spell-like experience on the new album’s lead single, also dubbed “Flashback”.”
– Consequence of Sound

“The lyrics are typically eclectic, but they play perfect off the group’s air-tight instrumentation. Not a piece is out of place, as everything from the propulsive percussion to the lush synths plays perfectly off one another.”
– The 405

Contact

Kip Kouri kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Michael Lantz michael@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

Fujiya & Miyagi 2019 Tour Dates:
06/01 – London, UK @ Moth Club
06/08 – Seoul, KR @ DMZ Peace Train Music Festival
06/09 – Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Live House
06/11 – Shezhen, CN @ HOU Live House
06/13 – Shanghai, CN @ ModernSky Lab
06/14 – Hangzhou, CN @ MAO Livehouse Hanzhou
06/15 – Beijing, CN @ Omni Space
6/27 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
7/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Tabor Film Festival
07/18 – Washington, DC @ DC9
07/19 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere
07/20 – Boston, MA @ Red Room Café 939
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s