Alcopop! Records have announced that they have signed London based Japanese alternative-rockers Bo Ningen and will release their fourth studio album Sudden Fictions in the Spring.
To celebrate the signing, the band have revealed their new single ‘B.C.’ which comes from the forthcoming LP and it will be released on limited edition clear 7”. It comes with a remix B side from renowned Japanese experimental footwork producer Foodman.
Commenting on the news, label boss Jack Clothier says “as if we’ve signed Bo Ningen?! One of the best live acts we’ve ever seen and the music coming up is just unreal… we’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming them to the label and even more delighted to be sharing ‘B.C.’ with you. What a band.”
On the new material guitarist Kohhei Matdusa says “after years of countless bifurcation into sub-genres, music has been cut down to flakes. Music is suffocated. This album is a challenge to bridge between now and the time before the first bifurcation. To alternate the future.”
‘B.C.’ is a telling first look into the new album, an ambitious attempt to present musical history as open structure in the simple form of a rock band; questioning itself as to what it can do in this era of bedroom producers.