Lo-Fi-Fnk

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Lo-Fi-Fnk
Origin Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
Genres Indie/Electronica
Years active 2001–present
Labels La Vida Locash / Moshi Moshi / Cooperative Music / Sony Music / Columbia Records
Website http://www.lo-fi-fnk.com
Members Leonard Drougge
August Hellsing

Lo-Fi-Fnk is a Swedish electropop-band formed in 2001 consisting of Leonard Drougge and August Hellsing. They have released two EPs, We Is in 2002 and ...And the JFG? in 2005. On April 24, 2006 they released their first studio album, Boylife. Since then they started touring the world, and in 2008 they started working on their second album, The Last Summer, which was released in August 2011. According to music website Stereogum a third album is due for release in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Lo-Fi-Fnk started out as an electronic act in 2001 when band members Leonard Drougge and August Hellsing entered a talent show in their high school.[2]

Boylife[edit]

The debut album "Boylife" was released in Scandinavia on April 24, 2006 by the label La Vida Locash and throughout the rest of Europe on August 28 by Moshi Moshi.[3]

Following the album Lo-Fi-Fnk embarked on a massive tour. In 2007 they played more than 100 shows in Europe and North America. [4]

In 2007, the track “Change Channel” was included in the Xbox 360 game Dance Dance Revolution Universe. [5]

Want U, Marchin' In & Sleepless[edit]

Lo-Fi-Fnk followed their debut album in 2008 with the song ‘Want U’ which was included on the French Label Kitsuné ’s compilation ‘Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6’.[6]

In February 2010 they self-released the song Marchin’ In for free which received favourable reviews from music media like Pitchfork and NME. [7]

In August 2010 the song "Sleepless" was released on Moshi Moshi which was described by British newspaper The Guardian as "...a gorgeous slice of piano-inflected dance pop".[8]

The Last Summer[edit]

In 2011 Lo-Fi-Fnk released their second album ‘The Last Summer’ on Sony Music / Columbia Records. [9] The album was followed by a tour covering Europe as well as North and South America. [4]

Can U Feel It, U Don't Feel The Same and a third album"[edit]

In late 2014 Lo-Fi-Fnk released the song Can U Feel It [10] which featured singing parts and additional production by fellow swedish artist Duvchi. Can U Feel It was followed by yet another song in early 2015: "U Don't Feel The Same" which premiered on music website Stereogum and it was announced that a third album was on its way.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • We Is (2002, La Vida Locash)
  • (...And the JFG?) (2005, La Vida Locash)

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lo-Fi-Fnk – "U Don’t Feel The Same" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Lo-Fi-Fnk". Electronic Beats. Retrieved 13 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lo-Fi-Fnk album out today". Moshi Moshi Music. Retrieved 13 Feb 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Lo-Fi-Fnk: Tourdates". Lo-Fi-Fnk. Retrieved 13 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ "Giant Bomb: Dance Dance Revolution Universe". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 13 Feb 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discogs: Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6". Discogs. Retrieved 17 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pitchfork track review: Marchin' In". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 Feb 2013. 
  8. ^ Cragg, Michael (August 4, 2010). "The Guardian Music Blog: Sleepless". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 17 Feb 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ett urval av våra artister". Sony Music. Retrieved 13 Feb 2013. 
  10. ^ "Stream Stockholm Pop Group Lo-Fi-Fnk's "Can U Feel It?"". The Fader. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

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