29th August 2024 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Ramsgate Music Hall - CT11 8NJ

Mother Brain are stoked to present Melt-Banana on Thursday 29th August! Quite simply: one of the most fiercely fun live bands on Planet Earth. A duo like no other, still pushing the boundaries of punk…

Experimental hardcore noise electronic grindcore… however you want to define Melt-Banana, it’s solid gold.

“Outstanding. Guitar line piles on top of guitar line to create what is an accessibly aggressive sound, filled with hidden pop hooks and rewards for anyone listening carefully enough” – Louder Than War (9.5/10 review)

MELT-BANANA is a two-piece band based in Tokyo, Japan. The members are YAKO (vo.) and AGATA (g.).

To date, the band has released seven studio albums, two live albums, and two singles collections. They have been performing together for more than 25 years, and their range of work is pretty wide. They seem to be in so called underground scene in Japan such as noise music scene or hard-core scene, and at the same time, they also played shows as support act for Wire, Mr.Bungle, Fantomas, Tool, MGMT, Napalm Death etc.

They took part in a festival curated by the late Lou Reed at Opera House in Sydney, and they have friendship with various artists like Mike Patton, Shellac, Wire, Mogwai, Karl Hyde of Underworld etc. They already finished tracking down for a new album and hope to release it by the end of the year. Though its release date has not been confirmed, MELT-BANANA did not have time to wait and decided to start the ‘3 + 5’ tour.

“This is music for uncontrollable giggle fits, playing fetch with over excited border collies, and sledding down steep, snowy hills with your kids; this is music that makes you feel intensely alive”PopMatters

“A breathless whirlwind. Fractured and manicured chaos” – Pitchfork

“It’s the sound of the world crumbling from overdoses of exhilaration, and it’s as rowdy and psychotic as we’ll all be in those final moments”Sputnikmusic