Music » Listen Here


Saturday, Oct. 19, at Neurolux


On a North American tour supporting its latest release, Fetch, Japanese noise rockers Melt-Banana will supply a high-octane fix Saturday, Oct. 19, with explosive guitar riffs, overdriven bass and a stack of releases that will make you wonder why you've never heard of this band: Since 1992, Melt-Banana has put out more than 10 full-length albums and 23 EPs. With female vocalist-lyricist Yasuko Onuki's "spastic, yelping vocals," Melt-Banana sounds like the vocal stylings of Cibo Matto grinding along the noisy edges of Nirvana's In Utero and the industrial metal of Ministry.