Fanfarlo’s third album, “Let’s Go Extinct” (Out 10th February on the band’s own label New World), could be seen as a concept album about human evolution and possible futures, but it’s also a stunning pop record.
“Constantly changing but staying the same. We like to apply what we learn. We are very curious.”
Singer and main songwriter Simon Balthazar explains: “All the songs we’d written seemed to deal in direct or roundabout ways with the things that the theory of evolution tries to answer: where the hell are we, and where are we going next?
The weirdness of being this thing we call a person and the double weirdness of other people. So we set about dealing with the subject matter with all the flippant playfulness and childish seriousness it deserves.”“In a way we went a bit metaphysical with this one,” admits Balthazar.
“We took inspiration from the theory of Panspermia and visions of post-apocalyptic London, as well as Kurt Vonnegut, Alan Watts and Miroslav Holub, neuroscience and love, because at the end of the day, you can listen to these songs as simple stories of love, hunger and loss.”
In the wake of recording of Let’s Go Extinct Fanfarlo has undergone another line up change: they are joined this year by Valentina Magaletti on drums. The band are completed by Cathy Lucas (violin, keys), Leon Beckenham (trumpet, keys) and Justin Finch (bass).
UK & EU Tour Dates 2014
Feb 8th – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Feb 9th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Feb 11th – London, UK – Village Underground
Feb 12th – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
Feb 16th – Sevilla, Spain – Maladar
Feb 17th – Madrid, Spain – But
Feb 19th – Valencia, Spain – La Rambleta
Feb 20th – Barcelona, Spain – Festival De Guitarra (Bikini)
Feb 24th – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Feb 25th – Amsterdam, Holland – Bitterzoet
Feb 27th – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
Feb 28th – Munich, Germany – Ampere
March 1st – Vienna, Austria – Flex
March 3rd – Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv
March 4th – Milan, Italy – Tunnel
March 6th – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
March 7th – Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett
March 8th – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club