Lefty Dog (Run Caper Run)
Legendary Japanese noise-rock band Melt-Banana have embarked on a 13 date UK tour, their first as a two-piece and their first UK tour since 2010. Previously the band have attributed the break in their touring/release cycle to the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Now firmly back on their feet the duo (made up of Yako on vocals and Agata on guitar and effects) have liberated themselves of a human rhythm section and are making a noise as powerful and frantic as ever.
Guitarist Agata is known for his mastery of guitar effects and extended technique and for consistently wearing a surgical mask on stage. The band were much championed by BBC DJ John Peel during his lifetime.
Their recent album Fetch came out on their own A-Zap Records label in October 2013 and is distributed by Forte.