Fufanu mix together a strong dose of 80’s goth rock and a smaller dose of post-punk with modern day electronic production styles. Few More Days To Go is their first full-length album, and shows off their full range, including unexpected weird little interludes. CD or LP on the One Little Indian label.
6/10 Clinton Staff review, 25 November 2015Fufanu’s earlier EP ‘Adjust to the Light’ contained come really great spiky post-punk that recalled Interpol and PIL with great songs. I’m not sure what has happened between that and this their first full length album but there’s a lot less magic here. Where the EP had a classic opener in the pulsating and ear snagging ‘Will We Last’ this album edges in with the TV on the Radio like ‘Now’ and the almost apologetic ‘Northern Gannet’ which despite some truly brilliant drumming fails to catch light. It’s this insistence on mid paced plodders that frustrates - the same ingredients are there but the songs lack the killer hooks necessary to bring all the best post punk to life. ‘Circus Life’ for example takes an age to get going, its initial atmospheres don’t give you any kind of reason to wait around to find out what happens. When the Bowie/Numan style vocals kick in they don’t really inspire. The worst song on the EP ‘Blinking’ makes an appearance but by this point the damage is done and I’m scrabbling around for positives. ‘Plastic People’ snags the ear with some rubbery guitars but otherwise it’s slim pickings. My interest levels have been raised to amber by the excellent EP and this album, though nicely produced and showcasing a similar sound just doesn’t have the same effect. Feeling sad.
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