Nisennenmondai – Japan

Tokyo’s hottest all-girl punk trio, Nisennenmondai. heir driving rhythm section and metallic guitar sound something like an ungodly and hypnotic amalgamation of Boredoms, Neu!, Can, and a (pardon me) cuter version of Ruins circa 1986-7.


Himeno Sayaka (drums), Zaikawa Yuri (bass) and Takada Masako (guitar) met, of all places, at the same music club at university in Tokyo. After quickly becoming friends the obvious next step was to form a band, and Nisennenmondai was born.

“With walls of distortion and a pummeling rhythmic backbone that fluctuates between krautrock..s repetition and free-rock calamity, bassist Zai, guitarist Ma-Chan and drummer Hime have formed an unassuming juggernaut.
” — Dazed & Confused