Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce that they have signed London-based Japanese alternative-rock band BO NINGEN and will release their fourth studio album, Sudden Fictions, in Spring 2020.
To celebrate the signing, the band have today revealed their new single ‘B.C’—the first track to be taken from their forthcoming new record, set for release 13th March 2020 via Alcopop! Records on limited edition clear 7″ (500 copies), backed by 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 Matsuda 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 at Sudden Fictions—an ambitious attempt to present musical history as open structure in the simple form of a rock band; a “rock band” questioning itself as to what it can do, in this time of bedroom producers. “If this apparent history of music has its root somewhere, and that root leads to a present where rock bands are being pushed away,” explain the band, “we thought we could dig deep enough to the root, and re-write the present—finding a new path leading through an alternative history as a rock band.”