Fujiya & Miyagi
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Fujiya & Miyagi
|Origin||Brighton, East Sussex, England|
|Labels||Impossible Objects of Desire |
Yep Roc Records
Full Time Hobby
Deaf Dumb & Blind
|Past members||Matthew Hainsby|
Fujiya & Miyagi are 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 eight 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), and Flashback (2019). They are currently signed to Impossible Objects of Desire worldwide.
The first several years after the band's formation were spent in relative obscurity; however, they began to see a drastic spike in popularity between 2003 and 2006, thanks in large part to favorable reviews from prominent music publications such as NME and Pitchfork Media.
The band were also the subject of an episode of the MTV2 documentary series This is Our Music in 2006. Their song "Uh" was also featured in an episode of Breaking Bad 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, while "Vagaries of Fashion" was featured on an episode of How To Get Away With Murder.
- 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, because the two names together "just looked really nice written down. And ["Fujiya and Miyagi"] was the only name we came up with."
- Electro Karaoke in the Negative Style (2002, reissued 2008)
- Transparent Things (2006)
- Lightbulbs (2008) - UK number 187
- Ventriloquizzing (2011)
- Artificial Sweeteners (2014)
- Fujiya & Miyagi (2017)
- Different Blades from the Same Pair of Scissors (2017)
- Flashback (2019)
- Remixes (2003)
- "Fujiya & Miyagi - Artists Listing". Archived from the original (html) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
- "Fujiya & Miyagi Turn on Lightbulbs on New Album". Pitchforkmedia.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
- "The Official Album Chart for the week ending 13 September 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (368): 5–8.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fujiya & Miyagi.|
- Official website
- Butterfingers promo - Bomb the Bass featuring Fujiya & Miyagi
- Interview with David Best by Greg Szeto at Aural States (2007.09.04)
- Interview with Fujiya & Miyagi on Brightest Young Things
- Live from SXSW 2007 on 89.3 The Current
- Interview with David Best in Rocker Magazine 2011
- Live from Festival Yeah! 2015