Fanfarlo Biography

Fanfarlo is a London-based indie pop band formed in 2006 by the Swedish musician Simon Balthazar. They make extensive use of the trumpet, violin and mandolin as well as more commonplace instruments such as guitars and drums.

Throughout 2006-2008 they released three limited edition singles and one split 7" single with Sleeping States on London-based indie labels.

Their debut album, Reservoir, was recorded in October/November 2008 at Tarquin Studios, Connecticut, USA and was produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol). The album was released in February 2009.

Fanfarlo began touring with Snow Patrol in March 2009, and played several shows at the South by Southwest Music Festival.

In an effort to spread the word as far as possible and make their music as accessible as possible, Fanfarlo decided to offer their latest album, Reservoir, as a $1 download on http://fanfarlo.com until 4 July 2009.

Their single The Walls Are Coming Down was released during September 2009. The music video for the single was produced by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and features one of Europe's top escape artists Roslyn Walker performing his version of the Hanging Straitjacket Escape, a classic stunt first performed by Harry Houdini in the early 1900s.

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Cell Song Play Video

Cell Song

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Deconstruction

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Fire Escape (Video)

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Fanfarlo at Johnny Brenda's - 12/10/2009

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Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time (Video)

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Fanfarlo Reviews

Fanfarlo - 'Let's Go Extinct'

Fanfarlo - 'Let's Go Extinct'

Shades of Talking Heads' urbane funk make the Londoners' fourth album an entertaining listen

  • Feb 7, 2014

Fanfarlo - 'The Sea EP'

Fanfarlo in 2013 are unrecognisable

  • Nov 15, 2013

Fanfarlo - 'Rooms Filled With Light'

Pop that’ll frazzle yer neurons

  • Feb 24, 2012

Album review: Fanfarlo

Reservoir

  • Apr 6, 2009

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