Fujiya & Miyagi hail from the seaside town of Brighton, but their music owes more to krautrock than to anything from their native England. In fact, their latest song, “Outstripping (The Speed of Light)”, sounds like it may well have been written in outer space. A dance beat propels the track forward at the speed of … well, not quite light, but something close, while frontman David Best alternates between breathy verses and squiggly guitar lines.
“‘Outstripping’ was inspired by the uncertainty of life and how we all are, to a certain extent, running out of time to accomplish what we want or hoped we would accomplish,” Best tells Consequence of Sound. “I wanted the song to be life-affirming. I see it as a wake up call for us to appreciate what we have.”
Well, we certainly appreciate this latest offering from Fujiya & Miyagi. It will appear on the band’s forthcoming EP2, the second of a limited edition three-EP set. The first EP includes a cover that can house EP2 and EP3 when they eventually comes out. Think of it as the Transformers of vinyl, or just think of it as a pretty cool collectors’ perk. You can pre-order EP2 now, with EP3 due early next year.
Check out “Outstripping (The Speed of Light)” below.
Fujia & Miyagi 2016 Tour Dates:
09/23 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
09/28 – Istanbul, TU @ Babylon
10/29 – Barcelona, ES @ RazzMaTazz Club
11/03 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
11/04 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
11/11 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
11/19 – Metz, FR @ Musiques Volantes Festival