One of the greatest f*cking bands on the planet are returning to Ramsgate to make some sweet, glorious, tremendous noise. After their sold out show in 2017, Melt Banana are blessing us once again on November 2nd.
They are a Japanese hardcore punk noise rock outfit. Known for playing extremely fast grindcore mixed with experimental, electronica and pop-based song structures. Since forming in 1992 the band has released ten albums and toured worldwide extensively.
“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 are many things. Some people call them a noise band, others say they are more no-wave band. Some people say they are a hardcore band, whilst others compare their music to a roller coaster in an amusement park. It is hard to categorise their music, but they are essentially a rock band with some serious punk spice.
Pitchfork put it oh-so-wonderfully: “Once they started back in 1993, Melt Banana have remained like an eye of a hurricane that’s 10 times crazier than the hurricane itself. One of the core bands to emerge from the same roiling soup that birthed art-damaged titans such as the Flying Luttenbachers and the Locust, the female-fronted Japanese group added a few twists to the genetic makeup of 90s noise rock. Japan’s own rich noise tradition was little more than a touchstone for Melt Banana, and the group’s cryptic otherness elevated it above its peers”.
“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