Formed in 2006, Japanese psych-punk outfit Bo Ningen make their welcome return to Hong Kong following a standout 2015 Clockenflap performance, for their first headline show in the territory on March 23rd at Hidden Agenda.
Taigen (vocals and bass), Kohhei (guitar), Yuki (guitar) and Monchan (drums) are from various cities in Japan, though all met in London where they are still based. Now three albums in: 2010’s eponymous ‘Bo Ningen’, ‘Line The Wall’ (2012) and “III” (2014), alongside their collaborative LP ‘Words To The Blind’ with tour mates and kindred spirits Savages, the band’s sound has been described as everything from Can meets Sabbath to Kraftwerk meets Fugazi. All we know is that the quartet’s form of jazzed up acid punk is nothing short of breath taking, especially live.
As those who caught their Clockenflap set in 2015 can testify, the long-haired quartet are thrillingly engrossing on stage. Their face melting psychedelic showcase of cosmic shock and awe an irresistibly mesmerising sight. Winning over fans wherever they play across the planet, local fans in Hong Kong can finally catch the group in their most favoured intimate setting, where these Japanese noise merchants and their sonic madness will be amplified to the nth degree.
Tickets are limited so don’t delay!
Date: Mar 23rd (Thursday)
Venue: Hidden Agenda
Tickets: HKD320 (All standing) from https://www.ticketflap.com/boningen