‘The Sea’ EP out today Posted on Sunday 13 October 2013

Our new EP ‘The Sea’ is out today.

The Sea EP

Buy the EP here

A bit more about these songs:

‘The Sea’ is a song about humanity evolving back into living in the sea, driven by an instinctive and melancholy longing for a simpler time. It’s about following a call of the wild, our bodies still in search of that elusive lost golden age. This story of giving up on the whole project of land-dwelling also dovetails nicely with our new album which is all about human evolution and possible futures.

The double A-side on the EP meanwhile, ‘A Distance’, is about our fraught attempts at communicating with each other – how it seems we are always reduced to some sort of echo or projection of ourselves in someone else’s brain. A resolute call for a human hive-mind, or at the very least telepathy.

‘The Wilderness’ is about the call of a different wild: the wilderness inside, the daunting possibilities of life and all the misguided ways we choose to deal with them. It’s about the sad beauty of squandered chances and waiting, waiting for something to happen.

‘Witchi Tai To’ is our tribute to Jim Pepper’s magical and life-affirming adaptation of a traditional native American Peyote song. This song has saved many lives.

New Fanfarlo EP next month – shows in London and around Europe Posted on Friday 9 August 2013

We have a few exciting pieces of news. The 30th of September will see a release of the EP ‘The Sea’, followed the next day by a small London show at Hoxton Plaza, the October 1st. Also in September, shows at Botanique in Brussels and Rotown in Rotterdam. As a reminder we are also playing a free show in Santiago de Compostela at the Cidade Da Cultura on 31 August. Ticket links below. More shows around Europe to follow!

Fanfarlo x x

31/8 Santiago de Compostela, Cidade Da Cultura

25/9 Botanique, Brussels

26/9 Rotown, Rotterdam

1/10 Hoxton Plaza, London

Cosmic Garbage Party mix tape by Simon Balthazar Posted on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Here’s a Disco/Kraut/Soul/Psych mix tape. Enjoy!

Simon x

What Am I Going To Do? – The Dovers
Gott Gott Elektron – Chrisma
Fire – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Butterbean – B52s
Just About Enough – Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Robin Scott
Tryouts For The Human Race – Sparks
Cosmic Surfin’ – YMO
Shutout – Walker Brothers
A Spectacle – Can
Hold On To Your Love – Neil Young
Program – Silver Apples
High Pressure Days – Units
Shack Up – A Certain Ratio
TV – The Flying Lizards
Put Yourself In My Place – Jan Panter
Elijah Rockin’ With Soul – Hank Jacobs
He Cried – The Shangri Las
Garbage Party – John S. Hall & Kramer

Fanfarlo are playing Green Man festival 2013 Posted on Wednesday 10 July 2013

After having made our new record over several trips to houses and studios in Wales this spring and last autumn, it feels good that we are coming back next month to play this year’s Green Man festival, on August the 18th.

Tickets here:

US Tour Dates 2012 Posted on Monday 9 January 2012

Come March we’ll hit the road in America! Fantastic news. Well the New York show went on sale the other day but here is the rest! Oh it will be lovely to see you all again… Come dressed for success with something demented in your eye and something nice in your hair. Presale for tickets available Wed 1/11 at 3pm Local Venue Time! * The first 50 presale tickets purchased per show will get Early Entry into the venue. http://tixx1.artistarena.com/fanfarlo/ MARCH

5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

6 New York, NY Webster Hall

7 Washington, DC U St. Music Hall

8 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

9 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle

10 Atlanta, GA Vinyl

13 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

14 Dallas, TX The Loft

19 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill

20 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar

23 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig

24 Toronto, ON Mod Club

25 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls

27 Columbus, OH Skully’s

28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

29 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre


1 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

3 Denver, CO Bluebird

5 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

6 Boise, ID Neurolux

7 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

9 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore

10 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café

17 San Francisco, CA Slim’s