JAPANESE noise rock band Melt Banana are set to visit Carlisle later this year as part of a UK tour.

Melt Banana formed in 1992, but found more success in the US and UK than in their own country, gaining a small but dedicated fan base among American and European punk rock fans.

Although their music sounds noticeably different from any sort of traditional punk, it contains some punk elements: shrieking vocals, overdriven guitars, and one-and-a-half-minute songs.

Melt Banana’s unique style comes as a result of the distinctly piercing vocals of lead singer Yasuko O., as well as the frenzied, effect-charged playing of guitarist Agata.

They will perform at The Brickyard on September 10, 2024 with tickets available for £18.