Where are they from?
The Fooo Conspiracy are from Sweden.
Who are they?
Formerly known as The Fooo, Oscar, Oscar, Omar and Felix — for it is they — announced their arrival in 2013 by popping a label-curated 'viral' video of themselves dancing around a high street in Stockholm. They were dancing to their own song, the so-ludicrous-it's‑almost-amazing 'Kangaroos', a song not about an influx of marsupials but about the trainer brand (key lyric: "don't step on my kangaroos"). From there they supported Justin Bieber on his Swedish tour dates, 'scooped' a Swedish Grammy for Innovator Of The Year (!) and in April of this year their debut album 'Off The Grid' peaked at Number One in Sweden. Their song 'Suitcase' features one of the most ridiculous nursery rhyme interpolations of all time.
What do they do?
A proper boyband in the sense that there are no guitars or stools, The Fooo Conspiracy mainly dance energetically to songs that walk the fine line between 'novelty' and 'genius'.
Did they do the ice bucket challenge?
Of course they did! There's a video…
…that shows the build up but not the actual event itself, although as these pictures clearly show they were indeed soaked in icy water by some people dressed as animals while wearing some truly awful trainers.
What do their fans say?
"Its like a mix of kpop, JB and 1D" — Lucille Cosgrave, via YouTube
"hahahaHAHAH what the fuck" — Louise Jern, via YouTube
"no matter where i come from and where i am, i will always support my angels @thefooomusic, i love you boys" — @fooselfie
What is their best song?
If it weren't for the fact it suddenly 'interpolates' The Wheels On The Bus it would have been 'Suitcase', and their song about listening to Zane Lowe on the radio is as amazing today as it was when we first posted it, but we haven't featured the Jason Derulo-esque 'Whistle' yet, so let's say that's the best one for now.
The band are currently having a short break while Oscar recovers from recently falling two metres and landing on his head. This is a serious business so please no laughing at the back.