Bo Ningen x Noisey
Corsica Studios (31 MAR 2011 / London)
“ We’re Japanese, but we’re essentially a British band”. Bo Ningen introduce themselves in front of the Noisey cameras. The boys of Bo Ningen came to London one fine day for their studies, then stayed to develop their musical careers. To give you an idea of their sound, their albums form a bridge between Male Bonding and their fellow countrymen Boredoms and Acid Mothers Temple. Their live shows are intense, hypnotic and anarchic (the guitarist confesses he’s had to repair his instrument four times already), as you can see on this recording of their recent performance at London’s Corsica Studios. There’s room for reflection, first about the London music scene, which they find somewhat lazy, and then about the fact they’re singing in Japanese outside of their home country. They don’t think there’s a language barrier to appreciating their music. After all, with those walls of sound they create, who could understand them anyway?