Fujiya & Miyagi play two Irish dates to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their excellent debut album Transparent Things which will now be made available on vinyl.

Support on the nights comes from Donegal based electronic act Slow Place Like Home whose album’s title song ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ was recently premiered here. Mannion has remixed Fujiya & Miyagi’s track ‘In One Ear And Out The Other’ ahead of the Irish dates.

Tour Dates

November 30th @ The Roisin Dubh, Galway (€14+)
December 1st @ The Button Factory, Dublin (€16+)

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie

Slow Place Like Home also have a new video for ‘Office Dancers’:

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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Turning Pirate are putting on a Back To The Future party with Today FM on Wednesday October 21st in the Button Factory. The house band, The Flux Capacitors will feature Graham Hopkins (The Frames), Cormac Curran (Villagers), Dan O’Connor (Spring Break), Laura Mackey (Boss Volenti, Spring Break) and Joe Furlong (Planet Parade) and they will play live soundtrack with Booka Brass Band and other guests. Tickets are €15 from Tickets.ie.


Telephones’ next party is happening in the Boxing arena on South Circular Road on Sunday October 25th. Ringside Disco will feature DJs, BBQ, badminton in the stadium – “Think 1980s school hall + big PA + lights + TLC + vibes.” DJS include Papa Lou (Discotekken) JOMA (Telephones) Sol O’Carroll, Mark Allton (Discotekken) Al Murphy (Loose Ends) Liam Maher (Telephones) and DIP DJs. Tickets €8+


New promoter P.U.G Productions are bringing Fujiya & Miyagi to Hangar for a show on Friday 13th November. Tickets €15+fees available from Ticketmaster. Support from Everything Shook. Here’s their classic track:


Another new promoter/night Modern Magic presents Luke Vibert, Alexander Robotnick, & Automatic Tasty at District 8 on October 17th. Tickets €10/€15+


Leon Vynehall and Henry Wu are playing a double-headliner show at District 8 on Saturday December 5th courtesy of Hidden Agenda. Tickets €15+.


Adrian Crowley is playing the Unitarian Church on Saturday, 17 October. Support comes from Brigid Mae Power (formerly Brigid Power Ryce). This is a rescheduled show. Tickets €15 from www.tickets.ie.


Next week, a Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity Campaign fundraiser called Ain’t No Border High Enough featuring Donal Dineen, Lasertom, Cormac Dermody & Radie Peat (Lynched), The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Landless, Let’s Set Sail, Owensie, Twin Headed Wolf and more takes place on Thursday Oct 15th @ The S.ugar Club. Tickets: €15 / €8 (unwaged).


The Dublin Beatles Festival is back from November 6th to 8th with gigs, theatre, films, quizzes, talks and more. Biggles Flys Again, Vyvienne Long and The Sex Beasts are playing the festival. Check out the PDF programme.

Posted on October 8th, 2015

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I’ll always have a soft spot for Fujiya & Miyagi’s 2006 album Transparent Things.

The Brighton band are part of the musical soundtrack to the time I met my future wife. I remember going to see the band a couple of times in the early days of our relationship and ‘Ankle Injuries’ was prominently paid.

I haven’t kept up much with the band’s output since then so it was nice to hear ‘Flaws’, the latest track from their forthcoming fifth album Artificial Sweeteners, displaying a progression of the band into a harder, faster synth electronic style.

There’s also ‘TETRAHYDROFOLIC ACID’ from the LP.

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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