Emerging Artists #28 – FAMY
November 29, 2011 by Chris Cummins
If you saw WU LYF on tour this year, and managed to leave the bar in time to catch the support act, chances are you would of seen FAMY, too. The four piece have been touring with the band throughout 2011 and WU LYF front-man Evans Kati even lent his talents to their début track ‘Dogg, Dogg’.
For a band that started out with a ‘punk influence’, their use of vocal harmonies and delicate guitars couldn’t be more different from what you might class as being ‘punk’, but according to FAMY it’s more about how you play…
How did you get together, where you from and why did you decide to make music together?
We grew up together in South of France as immigrants du vieux port. There’s a big group of us who were at school there and now live and hang out in London, England. It could have been any of that group in the band, but it was us 4 in the room when we decided to start. We just wanted to express ourselves.
What’s behind the band’s sound and how did you come to it?
We started punk influenced because two of us hadn’t ever played instruments before FAMY. We don’t listen to a lot of punk, but we play basic like in punk. Our sound is kind of delicate and bold, and it’s honest and has guts.
What equipment are you using for recording, and is there any particular reason behind the choice?
We record on a 16 track digital recorder. There’s no reason why.
Where was the band’s first show and what was it like?
Our first show was in a friend’s basement and our friend called Dion Jones Endfield played guitar. Luca Maria & Arthur did a lot of clapping. We played 3 songs, but all our friends were there.
What’s been your favourite gig you’ve played?
The most fun show we’ve played was in Sheffield in a bingo hall when we toured with WU LYF and we played Dogg Dogg all together as the encore. And our three shows on Vyner St in London earlier this year were very special. We set up our own stage in an old wharf and could do whatever we liked.
What bands/artists are you into at the moment?
Michael Parallax, Chris Laufman, DCMC, Francis Lung
What can people expect when they come to your live shows?
Hits hits hits.
Do you have any confirmed plans for an album yet and if so what can we expect?
We’ll record it in Spain in 2012 and it will be a blockbuster. We want to record in a cave if possible.
What’s up next for the band?
Cultural Ambassador du monde Fifi Records releases our first single MOTHER BENITA/ DOGG DOGG on 12 December 2011, we want to keep being FAMY and keep creating and make our LP.