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Breakneck tempos, the sound of a stuck CD, deep “metallic” bass with old-fashioned hardcore punk guitars – such is the delivery of Japan’s Melt Banana on this, their tenth album, Fetch.  A hybrid of many styles combined into one with rapid-fire vocals by singer Yako – it leaves the listener out of breath and panting as it whizzes by.  Not the usual fare I’m used to but it’s a neat change of pace; something to become more familiar with over time.  Give them a try!

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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