Fujiya & Miyagi

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Fujiya & Miyagi
Fujiya & Miyagi March 2017.jpg
Background information
OriginBrighton, East Sussex, England
GenresElectronic music / nu-disco / Dance Music / Krautrock
Years active2000-present
LabelsImpossible Objects of Desire
Yep Roc Records
Full Time Hobby
Deaf Dumb & Blind
Groenland Records
Tirk Records
Massive Advance
MembersDavid Best
Steve Lewis
Ed Chivers
Ben Adamo
Ben Faresuedt
Past membersMatthew Hainsby
Lee Adams
Matthew Collins
Matthew Avery

Fujiya & Miyagi is a British group formed in Brighton, East Sussex, England, in 2000. The current line-up consists of David Best (vocals and guitar), Stephen Lewis (synths and vocals), Ed Chivers (drums), Ben Adamo and Ben Farestuedt (bass and vocals).

They have released nine studio albums: Electro Karaoke in the Negative Style (2002), Transparent Things (2006), Lightbulbs (2008), Ventriloquizzing (2011), Artificial Sweeteners (2014), Fujiya & Miyagi (2017), Different Blades from the Same Pair of Scissors (2017), Flashback (2019), and Slight Variations (2022).[1] They are currently signed to Impossible Objects of Desire worldwide.

TV and game appearances[edit]

The band were the subject of an episode of the MTV2 documentary series This is Our Music in 2006.[2]

Their song "Uh" was featured in an episode of Breaking Bad [3] and an episode of British sci-fi series Misfits. "Collarbone" was featured on an episode of the US adaptation of the British teen drama Skins,[4] while "Vagaries of Fashion" was featured on an episode of How To Get Away With Murder.[5] "Collarbone" was featured in Skate It and Skate 2 in 2008 and 2009 respectively as part of both games' soundtracks. "Sore Thumb" was featured in NBA 2K10.


  • David Best – (2000–present)
  • Steve Lewis – (2000–present)
  • Ed Chivers – (2014–present)
  • Ben Adamo – (2015–present)
  • Ben Farestuedt – (2017–present)
  • Matthew Hainsby – (2005–2014)
  • Lee Adams – (2008–2013)
  • Matthew Collins – (2002–2005)
  • Matthew Avery – (2002–2005)


Best has explained that "Fujiya" refers to Fujiya, a Japanese manufacturer of record players, and "Miyagi" refers to the character of Mr Miyagi from the film The Karate Kid,[6] because the two names together "just looked really nice written down. And ["Fujiya and Miyagi"] was the only name we came up with."[7]


Studio albums[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

  • Remixes (2003)


  1. ^ Redfern, Mark. "12 Best Songs of the Week: Arctic Monkeys, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Orielles, Plains, and More". www.undertheradarmag.com. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  2. ^ Owens, Kim (5 April 2018). "Fujiya & Miyagi – Looking Back While Moving Forward". Kaffeine Buzz. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (22 September 2018). "'Breaking Bad' Collects Series' Music for Limited-Edition, Vinyl-Only Box Set". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Fujiya & Miyagi Collarbone". The Joy of Violent Movement. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  5. ^ "David Best-Fujiya & Miyagi frontman, Modern music through his lens". BREAK IT DOWN SHOW. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Fujiya & Miyagi, Audio, Brighton". The Argus. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Fujiya & Miyagi - Artists Listing". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Fujiya & Miyagi Turn on Lightbulbs on New Album". Pitchforkmedia.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  9. ^ "The Official Album Chart for the week ending 13 September 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (368): 5–8.
  10. ^ Pearis, Bill. "Fujiya & Miyagi announce new album – watch the video for "Digital Hangover"". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 14 February 2023.

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