Austrian female duo ankathie (voc./synth) and Judith Filimónova (bass/voc.) aka FIJUKA have had a good year so far. Behave (from now on) has been doing the rounds and performing well since its release in April, while also being given the remix treatment by CPT. YOSSARIAN .
They have now topped that with Phantom Sentimental, a funky disco pop doozy which sees them get pull out all the glam stops. The video directed by Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel & Anselm Hartmann is an uncoventional look at the world of bbq’s and glam parties. It reminds me of a sordid take on the Austrian classic Muttertag.
Their self-titled debut album comes out in November on Seayou Records (get a sneak preview and order it here). If this and the previous tracks are anything to go by then we may well be getting our disco dancing on more often than expected over the next few months. If you want to catch them live then they will be playing this year’s Waves Vienna Festival (more info below).