Fufanu is an Alternative band from Iceland, formerly operating as a techno duo under the alias of Captain Fufanu. Huge, great, bleak towers of sound. Nimble rhythmic undercurrents. The twin and unlikely ghosts of both post-punk and electronic techno.
Their 2015 debut, A Few More Days To Go, received positive reviews and critical acclaim and their much anticipated follow up, 2017’s ‘Sports’, was generally well reviewed by critics.
In 2018 Fufanu went into their studio in Reykjavik with Alap Momin and they recorded ten new songs, which released as a series of three EPs over the course of the year titled ‘The Dialogue Series’.
Fufanu’s front man Kaktus Einarsson, and guitarist/programmer Guðlaugur Hörðdal, were making music before Fufanu, operating as a techno duo under the alias of Captain Fufanu. The full ensemble Fufanu emerged after Captain Fufanu had an album recorded and prepared entirely, but the studios in which it was stored was burgled and the music was lost.
When forming the band, Fufanu retained the electronic element with synth pads and bass, coupled with drums and two guitars.
The Iceland-based band have played festivals such as JaJaJa Festival and Iceland Airwaves, as well as playing alongside Damon Albarn at the Albert Hall and then playing with Blur at Hyde Park. They have also received substantial radio coverage as well live radio sessions, such as with John Kennedy of XFM.