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.