WATCH: Fujiya & Miyagi Share “New Body Language”

Dig the video for the latest single off the Brighton group’s new album Slight Variations

Fujiya & Miyagi (Image: Darryl Webber)

Since forming in Brighton, East Sussex in 2000, synth-minded Britpoppers Fujiya & Miyagi have established a formidable catalog of nine albums–the latest of which, Slight Variations, comes out tomorrow.

The album, released on the group’s own Impossible Objects of Desire imprint, is a perfect summation of the band’s 20-plus years of genre bending that fuses acid house with acid pop and punctuated by nods to American funk, German motorik, Jamaican dub-reggae and English psychedelia within the mix.

“We wanted to make a record that shows where we were, where we are, and where we will go in the future,” says guitarist/vocalist David Best. “I like the idea that if someone were new to us and they played this record it would convey everything that we are about.” 

And on “New Body Language,” the final single off Slight Variations, we find F&M bringing ’70s style West African funk into the club by weaving it around a house music rhythm. 

“‘New Body Language’ is probably the most instant and accessible song on the record,” Best proclaims. “We took a lot of our current listening habits and put them in a blender till it turned out like us.”

Fujiya & Miyagi Slight Variations, Impossible Objects of Desire 2022

And Rock & Roll Globe is beyond honored to premiere the video for “New Body Language” today on the site.

“The video Bob Brown & I made plays with the idea of perception,” Best explains. “How we appear to ourselves is generally not how we are perceived by others.”

Watch the video below and order your copy of Slight Variations over on Fujiya & Miyagi’s BandCamp page


VIDEO: Fujiya & Miyagi “New Body Language”

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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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