FUN FARE is the experimental-pop laboratory of Friedrich Günther, Julia Boehme, Joseph Heinze and Jakob Zander, which hails from Leipzig. In combining and distilling their respective influences they are constantly withdrawing from all possible expectations and presumptions.
Krautrock meditations are interrupted by synth-pop intermezzi and bathed in waves of post-punk without laying false or random trails. It’s more like an experiment under controlled conditions or an elaborate construction that is spontaneous and playful.
In the autumn of 2015, Fun Fare recorded their debut album „Wrong Gong“, which was released in February 2016 via Hartnack Records and played shows with prominent German indie bands Candelilla, Soft Grid, Friends Of Gas and also with Priests.
Recently they released a split tape with Berlin post-punk band Plattenbau via Flennen and at the TransCentury Update Festival in UT Connewitz in Leipzig, they shared the stage with John Maus, Alex Cameron and Thurston Moore Group among others.
They found the mysterious and bulky album title in a fortune cookie
New album „Trifles & Events are your Concern“ revolves around themes of departure, development, uncertainty and coincidence. They found the mysterious and bulky album title in a fortune cookie and in a way it was true – as it happens with these kinds of predictions – in terms of eventfulness being a central topic in how they are working as a band as well as everything else they are interested in.
The artwork by Pia Christmann (Studio Pandan, Berlin) deals with that as well, showing a mutual friend of the band in her teenage years during holidays on a ferry and speaking of intermediate states and open, uncertain paths.
severity and darkness of the same kind Fun Fare already presented in their previous releases
Although „Trifles & Events Are Your Concern“ sounds vigorous when said out loud, the album itself is afflicted with a severity and darkness of the same kind Fun Fare already presented in their previous releases. The troubles and doubts which other bands tend to soften in a haze of nostalgic dream-pop, are presented in all their candour. Melodies and rhythms aim directly for the jugular while the confronting lyrics and their detached delivery produce a disquieting anxiety.
16.02.2018 Leipzig, TIFF – record release show!
17.02.2018 Berlin, Berghain Kantine – record release show!
19.02.2018 Jena, Café Wagner w/ Plattenbau
20.02.2018 Hannover, Kulturpalast Linden w/ Plattenbau
21.02.2018 Marburg, Trauma im G-Werk / Marburg w/ Plattenbau
22.02.2018 Frankfurt, Klapperfeld
23.02.2018 Nürnberg, Musikverein im K4 w/ Jaguwar
24.02.2018 Bamberg, Pizzini
25.02.2018 München, Kafe Kult
26.02.2018 Wien, Venster99
28.02.2018 Bremen, Erle31
01.03.2018 Hamburg, Mokry