Cribabi is founded by Andy Cox, ex-Fine Young Cannibals / The Beat on guitars, and Tokyo’s underground star Yukari Fujiu on guitars and vocals. “Cribabi’s future is assured” / Q Magazine, “Ethereal pop” / Toronto Globe and Mail, “Adventurous” / The Independent, “A successful blend of smouldering vocals, terse beats and glistening guitars” / Uncut
Cribabi has just published their *unpublished* video – the acoustic version of Rihanna’s “We Found Love”. You can view it now only (as of January 2015) on the lead singer Yukari Fujiu’s Faceboo
News – Yukari plays koto for Awaya-Kai!!!
The lead singer Yukari Fujiu played koto or the 13-string Japanese harp with Awaya-Kai for 2015 A JAPANESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION at Weller Court in Downtown Los Angeles. Yukari also re-arranged “Hana wa Saku” (Flowers Will Bloom), the support song for the 3.11 disaster recovery, and received a storm of applause from the audience. She says, “That’s just a little something I can do for them (the audience and the survivors). If it helps build public support for the recovery even just a bit more, I can’t be more grateful.” The interview with Yukari after her koto concert she had in 2013 and the concert DVD purchases information is available here.
Cribabi’s single “Flight 49“ video is selected to screen at Unexpected Film and Arts Festival in Hollywood. Watch “Flight 49“ video on YouTube below, and don’t forget to leave your lovely comment there! (Single “Flight 49″ is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com.)
Cribabi’s “Gloria“ is featured in the film “White Frog“. Film cast: Booboo Stewart (Eclipse, Breaking Dawn), Joan Chen (Last Emperor), BD Wong (Law and Order SVU), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Gregg Sulkin (Wizard of Waverly Place), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) and Kelly Hu (Hawaii 5-0). Soundtrack available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Cribabi (pronounced ‘cry baby’) is the band formed with Andy Cox, ex The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals, and Japanese underground star Yukari Fujiu. Yukari was the lead singer in an all-girl Tokyo band The Groopies before releasing two solo albums on Pony Canyon. She also wrote million-seller hits for several Japanese artists. Later, she came to London and worked with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, but during a weekend in Andy’s lo-fi Studio Zero, a sound gelled and Cribabi was born. In many ways Cribabi is a garage band. The vocals on their album Volume, re-mastered and enhanced for UK release on the Fidela label, were recorded in a bathroom or in Yukari’s kitchen in Tokyo. It is the best of east and west, with moody tracks like “Disappear”, “Gloria”, “I Can’t Go for That” alongside the harder edged pop of “Somebody to Love” and the ballads, “You’re So Sweet” and the Burt Bacharach-inspired “Beautiful Mistake” (which has been re-mixed into a garage track by the DJ, Bad Cop). Also there’s a cover of “Yesterday Once More”, originally by The Carpenters, a song that is classic Japanese karaoke. Currently Yukari lives in Los Angeles to make Cribabi’s live performances happen in the United States. If you dig new types of edgy sound or want to learn some naughty Japanese, must see.