Tag Archives: Melt-Banana

Interview: Melt-Banana

A couple weeks ago, Ian Martin and I interviewed Yako and Agata of Melt-Banana before they played a show at O-Nest in Shibuya.  The interview was featured in an article Ian did for The Japan Times last week – probably one of the most extensive and informative pieces written on the band ever.  Due to limited space […]

Guardian Addendum: Melt-Banana, “The Hive”

On this week’s “New Music From Around The World” on The Guardian, I introduced a track off of Melt-Banana’s new album Fetch called “The Hive”.  The track is indeed excellent, particularly the heavily-processed sounding mid-section, which in some ways is a sound we’ve never really heard from the band before.  It’s bookended by the hyper-kinetic […]

The Guardian: Melt-Banana – “The Hive”

I wrote about Melt-Banana for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/oct/03/melt-banana-hive-new-music-japan

Melt-Banana Plow Through Into The Future

Melt-Banana played a show at Roppongi’s Super Deluxe at the end of last month. I managed to swing by to catch their set, which was a bill that also included Kyoto’s Limited Express (has gone?), Tokyo locals Milla and the Geeks, and American band Moon Duo. Anyone with an interest in Japanese indie rock will have […]