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About Bo Ningen


Bo Ningen are a Japanese four-piece noise rock and alternative rock band, consisting of Taigen Kawabe , Yuki Tsujii , Kohhei Matsuda and Monchan Monna . Though they come from Gumma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, and Tokyo, they coalesced in London. They are signed to Stolen Recordings and licensed to Sony Music Associated Records in Japan.


They have performed collaboratively with Damo Suzuki, Faust and Savages.


The name Bo Ningen means "Stick Man" in Japanese.


Taigen and Kohhei met at a gig in 2006 and formed the first Bo Ningen duo; they were later joined by Yuki and then by Monchan. The band booked into a studio on Hackney Road and in summer 2007, after continual 12 hour jams they played the first “true” Bo Ningen show at the Wilmington Arms. They then set up their own night 'Far East Electric Psychedelic' at Cross Kings in Kings Cross.


They have since played shows and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Japan, notably the 2011 Venice Biennale , which was re-created for Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall. They were also invited to perform at the Victoria and Albert Museum's Yohji Yamamoto Friday Late event.


According to an October 2015 interview with Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music, they confessed that they did not even really understand the label of acid rock applied to their style of music.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bo Ningen", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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