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FU [efju:]

Category: Music Reviews

FU is a band out of Tokyo that cites everyone from Louis Armstrong to the Dead Boys as their influences. I guess they forgot about Klaus Nomi. Their song On No Words from the album Love I Love has some very Nomiesque moments amidst gorgeous guitar beds and lush production. Yes it’s pronounced “EFF-JU” but the name FU means something very different in Japan than it means here… “From unconscious, most of our songs come from dream or daydream and they’re already written”.

It’s not possible to really categorize the sound achieved by the band, working with Grammy Award winning producer Malcolm Burn. Think Muse with invented language. Think about what Peter Gabriel must hear inside his head before he records.