Bo Ningen team up with Bobby Gillespie for new single Minimal


Bo Ningen

Bo Ningen have released a new single featuring a very special guest and Getintothis’ Alex Holmes has all the details.

London-based, Japanese alt-rockers Bo Ningen have this week released their new single Minimal, with vocals from none other than Bobby Gillespie of Scottish rock icons Primal Scream.

The single is taken from the forthcoming new album Sudden Fictions, which is due for release on the 26th June and will be their first for new label Alcopop! Records.

The band have also announced a run of headline shows in the autumn, including a Liverpool show at District on October 10.

Minimal consists of a Japanese/English vocal duet between Gillespie and Bo Ningen vocalist Taigen Kawabe and speaking about the collaboration, Kawabe said:

“Minimal is the first ever ‘properly produced’ track, as well as the most catchy song, in Bo Ningen’s thirteen year history. After crossing the ‘World Line’ guided by Andrew Innes and Bobby Gillespie, the anthemic element of a new sound was extracted and finalised by [electronic music pioneer] Matthew Herbert.

The World Line is a theoretical physics concept which refers to the path which an object traces in four-dimensional space-time, a concept explored by the band throughout Sudden Fictions.

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Sudden Fictions tracklisting:

  1. You Make A Mark Like A Calf Branding
  2. AKA
  3. Silenced
  4. Zankoku
  5. Minimal (feat. Bobby Gillespie)
  6. Kyutai
  7. Kuzurenai
  8. B.C.
  9. Riff

Sudden Fictions cover

Full Autumn tour dates:
October 3: Music Hall, Ramsgate
October 4: Arts Centre, Norwich
October 6: Fleece, Bristol
October 7: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
October 8: Picture House Social, Sheffield
October 9: Stereo, Glasgow
October 10: District, Liverpool
October 12: Bullingdon, Oxford
October 13: Village Underground, London
October 15: Loft, Southampton
October 16: Chalk, Brighton







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