Their music flips off male-dominated power structures — FUPU are a vital antidote to patriarchy blues
In the UK, FUPU had been planning to bring their riveting, confrontational shows to a new audience. For a taste, one video of a live performance online shows Moor in a top made from yellow duct tape attached directly to her skin, ominously chanting, “Burn ye olde white male patriarchy, burn!” as bandmate Jasmine Nyende howls, pulling a fluorescent mesh veil over her face and body. Another shows Moor leaping dramatically into a swirling moshpit. Now, the violent incident they faced in London – as well as widespread, racially driven police brutality and discrimination in the US – adds more fire to the band’s message than ever.
“FUPU is not entertainment. This is no gig. This is no act. This is about real people who are experiencing oppression, putting that to music. If you can’t be aware of the situation with the four members of this band, then you’ll never be aware of black Americans, or black people internationally.” - Uhuru Moor of punk group Fuck U Pay Us.
Read the full interview, FUPU: the battle of LA, on Dazed.