Published Jun 05, 2008British electro-Kraut act Fujiya & Miyagi have expanded from a trio to a four-piece, and as the press release tactfully puts it, "the drum machine has been replaced." The living, breathing drummer Lee Adams will now be pounding out those motorik beats in real-time, giving their soundman a needed rest from pressing play during the bands live shows.
Also, Fujiya & Miyagis new stickman will soon get a chance to show off his stuff in the studio, as the band have reportedly set to work on their follow-up to 2006s much-loved Transparent Things. So far the details on the new record are scarce, but the band have dropped word that we should expect it sometime this fall on Fujiya & Miyagis U.S. label Deaf Dumb & Blind, with a North American tour to follow.
In the meantime, Fujiya & Miyagi are filling this summers calendar days with several European festival dates, along with some in South America. Here they are:
6/12 Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
6/14 Tallinn, Estonia - Rabarock Festival
6/21 London, England - Meltdown Festival
6/26 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Motorokr Band Warz
6/28 São Paulo, Brazil - Motomix Festival
7/04 Gdynia, Poland - Opener Festival
7/12 Ulm, Germany - Obstwiesenfestival
7/18 Benicàssim, Spain - Benicàssim Festival
7/19 Berlin, Germany - Melt! Festival
7/20 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
8/02 Ledbury, England - Big Chill Festival