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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fjokra

Image may contain: 1 person, standingFollowing critical acclaim for the Fjokra single Sick Kids, which saw Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net’s Chris McBride and Duran Duran’s John Taylor all recognise the considerable talent emanating from this highly original progressive-pop fourpiece, Fjokra now release Bang On TheDoor, a new single that again, showcases their multi-faceted talent and points of inspiration. The song came about when band main-man and multi-instrumentalist Fi (full name Fiachra Mac Oireachtai) was performing at Notting Hill Carnival. 

Inspired by the ‘raga beats’ filling the air throughout the event, Fi took these rhythms, mixed them with some didgeridoo loops and the basis of the song was born. 



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Fjokra is channeling rap inspiration from mainstream artists Outkast, Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar and M.I.A, lyrically Bang On The Door is a love song euphemistically using food references similar to the cult Mr Bungle tune Squeeze Me Macaroni featuring Faith No More’s Mike Patton no less! 







Image may contain: 1 personOther flavours skilfully woven into the arrangement include an accordion solo, which came about from an incessant amount of listening to Israeli group Balkan Beatbox & Norwegian balkan band Farmers Market plus touches of heavy metal inspired by N.E.R.D’s iconic track Rock Star.

The Bang On The Door video was shot in Portugal – a fitting backdrop for Fjokra out to impress! In fact Ralph was so impressed he's playing Bang On The Door on the Radio KC Indie Show Sunday 30th July.


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Having studied at Dublin’s Institute of Technology and then a Popular Music course at Salford University, Fi moved to London where he formed Fjokra whilst also playing, and/or producing with the likes of The Clash, Duran Duran, Tyondai Braxton (Battles), Lazy Habits and Hollie Cook. 

He’s also performed for Quentin Tarantino’s, Ennio Morricone’s and Leonardo Di Caprio’s Oscars after-party!

Fjokra Live...

Aug 20 Landed Festival Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom Tickets 


Aug 27 Victorious Festival Portsmouth, United Kingdom Tickets