Formed in a fallen tree in the woods of Mount Cook by three former New Zealand School of Music students, Fuyuko’s Fables (pronounced Foo-You-Ko-S) have been performing in New Zealand's capital for the last couple of years, cutting their teeth playing shows with Wellington and New Zealand music luminaries such as Glass Vaults, Seth Frightening, Urbantramper, and most recently opening shows for the talented Shenandoah Davis (Seattle).
Their first self titled EP, released in 2011, was warmly received; Labelled “The best debut e.p. of 2011” by Einstein Music Journal, featured on largeheartedboy.com’s daily download list as well as the dadada.com’s winter hibernation mix, and described by inb4track.com as "a band that creates dreamy folk compositions with the combination of well arranged instrumentation and harmonious vocals."
In the last twelve months Fuyuko’s Fables have expanded into a five piece allowing them to create a more unique and intricate sound. The group has also been known to bring in a little extra help from some of Wellington's most talented musicians. Fuyuko's Fables desire to document this more complex sound, coinciding with one of the members temporary departure abroad, led to the group recording their second EP.
Everybody is Weird E.P.
This EP, entitled “Everybody is Weird”, is a heavier, sometimes darker recording, which features thicker sound textures, noise, and vocal harmonies in abundance. These combine with thoughtful song writing to create a collection of songs that are both delicately crafted and catchy. 'Everybody is Weird' was recorded and mixed by Darren Maynard at the fantastic Munki studios (formerly Trident studios). Here such NZ greats as Trinty Roots, Odessa, Johnathan Crayford and Hollie Smith have previously recorded. These songs were mastered by the internationally renowned Mike Gibson.