You never know what you’re getting with a new Fujiya & Miyagi record. The Brighton band have been blazing their own idiosyncratic trail for more than 20 years now, and we’re pleased to report that their newest offering, out tomorrow, is a suitably eclectic listen that both does and doesn’t sound like the band we’ve come to know since their formation in 2000. The more things change, etc.
David Best seems to agree. “We wanted to make a record that shows where we were, where we are, and where we will go in the future. I like the idea that if someone were new to us and they played this record it would convey everything that we are about.” The band have shared a video for the final pre-release single ‘New Body Language’, made by Best and Rob Brown, which we’re premiering below.
Per Best: “‘New Body Language’ is probably the most instant and accessible song on the record. We took a lot of our current listening habits and put them in a blender till it turned out like us. The video Bob Brown & I made plays with the idea of perception. How we appear to ourselves is generally not how we are perceived by others.”
Slight Variations is out tomorrow via Impossible Objects of Desire.