Brighton electronic pop band Fujiya & Miyagi have unveiled a live video for their new single ‘Ecstatic Dancer’, out this week on Full Time Hobby. Following on from this year’s critically acclaimed long player ‘Ventriloquizzing’, the band recently recorded the video with local film crew Bowlegs Music/4eyes TV.
Although not originally included on the album, ‘Ecstatic Dancer’ is very much a continuation of it, as singer/guitarist David Best explains:
“Ecstatic Dancer was written and produced over the last six months. We decided to release it as a single rather than put it on the next LP as in many ways it feels like an extension of ‘Ventriloquizzing’ rather than the beginning of something else. It has an unashamedly glam beat because we like glam unashamedly. The title came from a drawing by Oskar Kokoschka. Lyrically it takes its cues from fifties songs which described dance moves, like the mash potato etc”
‘Ecstatic Dancer’ is available to download from 24th October, and also become part of the digital reissue of ‘Ventriloquizzing’ on 31st October. Their fourth album finds Fujiya & Miyagi returning with a renewed sense of purpose. “We wanted to make a record that was different from anything we had done before,” says David. Bassist Matt Hainsby agrees: “We wanted to try things that would take us in a new direction musically and create a different atmosphere.”
Fujiya & Miyagi are having a busy Autumn, having played a handful of European dates (including main support to Iron & Wine at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire) followed by an imminent tour of the US.
UK/EU live dates
11th Music Box, Lisbon
12th – Audioscope festival, Oxford.
18th Nov Café de la Danse, Paris
19th Nov Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao