Fanfarlo // In Short

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Hating songs by such disparate hit machines as Elton John, The Bee Gees and Whigfield, based solely on an arbitrary word, is the kind of indiscriminate free-thinking we love to see on In Short. Ahead of their new album release and their show at Village Underground on February 11th, Simon from Fanfarlo tells all about Saturday songs, driving Trams and ill-advised teen experiments with prog-rock…

Get tickets to what is sure to be a wonderful show here

You can also hear the whole album premiered on ID

My favourite film ever is…
Impossible to pick ONE. But The Colour of Pomegranates is beautiful.

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Err… David Letterman I suppose. But more proud of meeting Philip Glass.

The song I hate the most is…
Anything with ‘Saturday’ in the title

The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
Tram driver. I really feel for London bus drivers, I know what it’s like. Although learning to drive a tram was pretty righteous.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a…
I’ve actually been playing regularly at what is essentially a Can tribute night, although it includes a bunch of other kraut rock too. My first ever performance with a band was doing a very misguided King Crimson cover when I was 16.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Mad drumming chops

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
In a bio-dome on the bottom of the ocean

I think you should listen to…
Bill Nelson’s 80s records Chimera and The Love That Whirls

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Frankie Smith playing Double Dutch Bus

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Buy: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

Live: Village Underground – February 11th