Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Japan Times: Bo Ningen: ‘We’re Japanese, but a London band’

Though seasoned music festival veterans overseas, the four members of British rock band Bo Ningen had never been to a Japanese event until Fuji Rock in 2013. “It was really fun compared to festivals in other countries,” says singer and bassist Taigen Kawabe. “It’s clean, safe, the food is good and the sound was great. […]

The Japan Times: Muddy Apes’ style of rock knows no borders

When looking at the pedigree of rock quartet Muddy Apes, it’s hard not to mention the term “supergroup.” After all, the band’s members — which consist of bassist Taka Hirose of British rock act Feeder, guitarist Kiyonobu “Inoran” Inoue of Japanese arena-rock band Luna Sea, vocalist Masaki “Maeson” Maenosono of Japanese rock group 8otto, and […]