Thursday 22 December 2016, 8pm
”Having gained a well-earned reputation thanks to any number of incendiary live shows that have seen them lay waste to a trail of pubs, clubs, festivals and radio sessions, Bo Ningen possess the enviable ability of fusing extreme psychedelic workouts played at furious volume and velocity with an innate melodic sense. This isn't noise for noise's sake; this is a form of subversion, a blurring of the lines and a derangement of the senses. In fact, it's everything that psychedelic music should be.” – The Quietus
Enlightenment activists from far east psychedelic underground. Bo Ningen are from Tokyo, Gunmma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, but all met in London. In 2006 Taigen (vocal & bass) met Kohhei (guitar) at a gig and they formed the first Bo Ningen duo. It was more noise than a straightforward rock or ‘band’ sound and they performed only once – an improvised set (end up being thrown cups and cans). In 2007, Yuki (guitar) met Taigen they started to jam 10 hours a day in a studio in Hackney without any musical structure, they were later joined by Monchan on drums and the present day Bo Ningen was formed. Being ‘psychedelic’ means to us that stand quietly / loudly in the middle of interzone and stare at both sides at once.