Fri 16th Apr at 8:00pm 2021 to Fri 16th Apr at 11:00pm 2021
District in Liverpool, United Kingdom
London-based Japanese alternative-rock band BO NINGEN are today delighted to announce a run of UK headline tour dates for October 2020, including a London headline on 13th October at Village Underground (see below for full listings).
To celebrate the announcement, the band are also streaming unreleased new album track ‘Zankoku’ in full today.
Commenting on the new track, vocalist & bassist Taigen Kawabe says: “Zankoku (which means cruel in Japanese) is the bridge between the existing image of Bo Ningen on our previous album, Ⅲ, and our forthcoming album, Sudden Fictions. You can sonically observe how Bo Ningen transformed into a new shape, how we re-find (refine) our identity within the song. Both sound and lyrics are eccentric and chaotic—it is a perfect precursory chapter of our new beginnings.”
The new track is the latest to be taken from the band’s recently announced forthcoming new album, Sudden Fictions, which is set for release on 26th June 2020 via Alcopop! Records.
Working with Drew Brown as producer—best known for his work on albums such as ‘Amok’ by Atoms For Peace, and ‘Hyperspace’ by Beck—the album sessions took place at Vox Studios, East West Studios and Studio 101.
Recorded around the world in London, Tokyo, and LA in a constant search for inspiration, and embodying the contemporary art and music scenes where crossovers of different cultures are flourishing, the quartet fuse disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves that marks Sudden Fictions out as their most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
As a precursor to the record, the band recently revealed ‘A Found History’—a week of exclusive rarities and sonic oddments from the past decade which charted a course through BO NINGEN’s past, and examined how their sound has evolved in exclusive partnership with The Quietus, The Line of Best Fit, Radio X, Clash Magazine, Rumore Magazine, and UPSET Magazine.
All of the ‘A Found History’ releases are now available to purchase and stream via the band’s own label, Polytope Records, at: https://boningen.bandcamp.com/music
Earlier this year the band announced their signing to Alcopop! Records for their fourth studio album, and released lead single ‘B.C’ on limited edition 7” vinyl to support from BBC 6music, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, London in Stereo, DORK, UPSET, The Most Radicalist, Complete Music Update and many more.
THE WAREHOUSE //// A modular industrial warehouse space at the centre of the building with it's primary use being - events/shows/warehouse parties/ screenings/talks and any other special event you can think of. As well as this THE WAREHOUSE can be used in conjunction with THE LAB to offer film space for interviews and press shots as well as full access to the photography studio�s to document your event.
THE LAB //// Home to our "Artists in Residence" Milk:Presents - a creative collective with a wide range of outputs including graphic design, film & photography, event curation & management. Milk have transformed the mezzanine space into a multi media arts laboratory playing host to a green screen film studios, photography stations & scren printing facilities. As well as the numerous service on offer from Milk:Presents, The Lab is a versatile and flexible space available for hire on an hourly, half daily or daily basis.
DISTRICT SQUARE //// A self contained pop up -festival site created and licensed by Love Culture. The square offers the potential to utilize the
surrounding warehouses and streets to create a self contained festival site. The site plan is flexible with the added potential for outdoor dance floors and as well as in door stages along with screening/showrooms and galleries. Designed around your event requirements.
THE LOADING BAY //// We have a licensed Street Bar in the loading bay opening onto New Bird Street equipped with dance floor/dj booth/BBQ pit - surrounded by a tree lined terrace for a close knit indoor/outdoor cross over.