Melt Banana Announce New Album

Japanese noise mongers Melt Banana have announced through their website the release of their 10th album. It’s going to be called “fetch” & is set to drop on October 1st 2013 on their own A-Zap Records.

Melt Banana probably came to a lot of our attentions through the erstwhile championing of said band by John Peel, who called them “one of the world’s great bands”. They’ll especially be remembered for their iconic Maida Vale sessions for the great man, not least their first ever on 21 September 1999 of which Peel himself said:

“Simply one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever seen and ever heard … just mesmerizing, absolutely astonishing.”

Their career now spans over 20 years during which they’ve been at the forefront of all things noise, touching on genres such a No Wave, hardcore, experimental noise & the most fucked up destructive shit you can imagine.

Now a two piece based around the yelping vocals of Yasuko Onuki and shredding guitar of Ichirou Agata, news of their first album for 5 years can only be considered BRILLIANT.

They’ve got live dates set up in North America which, finger crossed, will be followed with some UK dates. Watch this space for further news or just keep on checking out their website – which you can find here.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.



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