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‘Few More Days To Go’ opens with ‘Now’, which sounds like Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster took a couple of tranquilisers, picked up a book about dark melody and headed into the studio. It’s an uncomplicated but many-layered sound that eventually explodes into fiery rock and roll, and is a promising opening to the debut album from Icelandic duo Kaktus Einarsson and Gulli Einarsson.

The pair started out doing experimental techno, so the fact their sound is so conventionally guitar-based is a surprise, but at times they carry it off superbly well (witness the doomy, brooding ‘Circus Life’ that slow-builds to a cataclysmic climax), which makes it all the more disappointing that this album only sporadically reaches such peaks. The ponderous and over-long ‘Blinking’ could well have been left at the rehearsal room, while ‘Plastic People’ sounds like a pastiche of a bad early-seventies Doors cover band, proving that Fufanu are at their best when fiery, apocalyptic and wordless, like on closing track ‘Goodbye’, which recalls Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at their cool-as-fuck best. Listen selectively.

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