Melt-Banana + Pretty Grim

Mon 28th October 2019
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Supersonic & This is Tmrw presents:


+ Pretty Grim

Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Monday 28th October

Doors 7.30pm

£13.50 adv.



Japanese noise assassins Melt-Banana may well have been thrashing out blistering rockets of screeching, avant-garde, hardcore for well over twenty years now, but my gawd do they still feel like a pulverising assault on the senses.



If you fancy having your face peeled off by some speed-of-light grindcore – Melt-Banana will be firing up our stage with their inferno of noise rock. Since forming in 1992 the band has released ten albums and toured worldwide extensively and won high profile fans in Steve Albini, Kurt Cobain and Lou Reed. Their first Peel Session in 1999 was described by the man himself as ‘Simply one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever seen and ever heard…just mesmerizing, absolutely astonishing.’ and still they continue to stun live audiences around the world with their raucous energy.

Hurtling their way through thrashing cymbals, sirens, lasers, firework guitar riffs, with Yasuko Onuki’s vocals biting chunks into the frenzied texture, this band is not for the faint-hearted. No strangers to greatness, having toured with Melvins and Napalm Death, Melt-Banana rose from Tokyo’s ferocious underground with their unorthodox, unclassifiable and undeniable brilliance and continue to jack-hammer the brains of punks, metal heads and beard scratchers a-like with their relentless aversion to sitting still.

Local support comes from a trio of noise makers – Pretty Grim – a hybrid creature made from members of local Brum bands Youth ManDorcha & VICTOR.