Europe Endless Posted on Thursday 4 February 2010

Our first journey into Europe for some time comes in the form of a three week tour. This was a big change for us. Not just because it feels like we’ve been constantly travelling from one side of the States to the other but because Fanfarlo have decided to become a five piece. After one year and five different guitarists we had a feeling we could work better as just the five of us. After two weeks of rehearsal that produced some awesome re-workings of old songs and a rather self indulgent Fleetwood Mac cover our suspicions were proved correct and we were all pretty excited to get on the road.

Lawrence and I in Paris.

Leon at Popschutz in Berlin

Tour started with a Rough Trade East in-store that was a bunch of fun followed by an overnight drive to Amsterdam that included an absurd trip on a P&O ferry that most of us had forgotten even existed. Sold Out shows in Amsterdam and Paris supported by the awesome NZ band Lawrence Arabia. This was followed by three great gigs in Germany and fun in Popschutz studio in Berlin to record a future 7’’ single that includes a brand new version of an old song and the very same Fleetwood Mac cover previously mentioned.

Somewhere in Germany at a service station

Studio time at Popschutz in Berlin.

After the snow related debacle we had in the Mid West of the States we really thought we’d had our share of extreme weather for one cycle. Sadly not. Arctic conditions in Berlin caused our less than adequate transportation to malfunction and our journey across Western Europe to be a slow and frustrating one.

Providing we don’t freeze to death in the remaining ten days as we head north to Scandinavia, we hope to see you soon.

Justin