Fanfarlo recently played a special show in South Korea, and have sent The Line of Best Fit some of the snaps and stories from along the way.
A couple of weeks ago we headed 12 hours and 9 time zones to the east to play a show in South Korea. It’s a bit of a long way to go so we decided to stick around for a couple of days and take it all in.
After playing in a building shaped like a ski slope on our second night, we were free to go off and spend the next 3 days drinking soju, eating kimchi and climbing to the top of a very tall and beautiful tower -all life enhancing stuff, except possibly the 3 hours Justin spent getting excited about, looking for and then eventually walking around, the ‘cheap clothes market’.
But the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the day we spent at the DMZ, the demilitarised zone, peering over the border at North Korea, thinking about that awesome DVD collection. Justin even managed to grab a pic of this mysterious and sinister place (see below), risking his life in the process, as photography was forbidden and all the dudes there had guns. Alas, only two days later we were back on British soil, with our own comparatively small dvd collections. We’re not worried though, we know that many more strange and wonderous adventures await us on future exotic trips: Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton and your respective slightly out of town Travelodges, here we come!
Fanfarlo silhouetted against North Korea. To take this picture you have to stand behind a line painted on the floor some distance away so as not to photograph militarily sensitive areas. You can look at them but not take home evidence.
Justin contemplates his next tattoo.
Amos plays hide and seek in the Royal Palace.
Big pagoda on a boracic afternoon. Seriously it was -11c.
Ah! Princess Cathy.
That alignment of angle betwixt roof and mountain is no harmonious accident. They thought about this shit!
Oh yeah, we played a show too!
The venue might have been a little bigger than we were used to…
View from Joint Security Area.
Guard at last station before border. The line has been built anticipating a reunification that so far remains elusive. Dude was cool.
Fanfarlo will release their new album Room Filled With Light through Atlantic Records on the 27 February, and can be caught at the following dates:
22 Feb – The Wardrobe, Leeds
23 February – Stereo, Glasgow
24 February - Cluny, Newcastle
25 February - Static Gallery, Liverpool
27 February – Thekla, Bristol
29 February – The Blind Tiger Club, Brighton
01 March – Scala, London